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H. B. & Geo. Bkumbaugh Editora.- 
J. B. Brumbaugh & Co: PuhlisUrs. 

Elb. D. p. SayltUr, Double Pipe Creek, Md. \ qq^^ e^j 
Eld. Leonard Fubkt, Mw Enterprises Pa. ) 

VOL. 2. 


NO. 1. 

j prised at hearing tliat such a Bible ever existed. 

Dear Editors :-Jn No.. 38 and 40 of the j The 2nd is known as Luther's Autograph 

PILOBIM Isaw an interesting aecount of two Bible, so called,J.ecause it is the very first edi- 

tion of his translation, printed from his manu- 
script, in <f)arts, as fast as he could complete it, 

. . ' , c and aftcrwai-ds bound, in the order, in which 

which may likewise interest some of your ma- . ana auon^^iu^ uuu , ! . ' n 

•* he translated it, the jSew Testament first, then 

uy reac ers. ^ , . . ' the Pentateuch, or five books of Moses, next 

The most ancieni and re., m my expensive ■ ^^^^ ^ ^^ ,^^^^^.^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^,^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

collection X isthe Anti, or, Pre-Lutherian Ge,-\^^ s,„,, ,f g^i.^^on included. After that he 


old Bibles, which induces me to inform you 
that I also have several, a short account of 

raan Bible, which was privately translated at 

ma,i i>'.6.'., whicti_ was pnvace. "--;-- ^-^j ^^.^^^^^^^^ the historical part from Joshua to 
the expense of a rich nobleman, long before Lu- „ . ^_^ , , , . ^„ ^1^,. j..,,. bearing 

ther was born, and printed in 1470-73 from 
wooden blocks, as movable type was unknown 
at that time. It is illustrated with curious 
little cuts, but has no periods, verses, or cap- 
itals, and no imprint of the Publisher, because 
the Scriptures were, at that time, so strictly 
forbidden, that it had to be accomplishetl with 
the greatest possible secrecy, consequently it 
was so rare and unknown to the public that it 
appears 'the great Reformer, Martin Luther, 
did not know of its existence, or he would 
most likely have saved himself the trouble of 
re-translating it, or at least would have follow- 
ed the track of it, as a basis in the proeecutiou 
of his arduous labor, but which, we do not find 
in a single instance that he did. It is so scarce 
now that many, even of the learned are sur- 
i Comprising m dififerent translations over ono hun- 
dred editions. 

Esther, and last of all, the Prophets, bearing 
dates 1523-24-26-28 &c.^ This is also very 
rare and valuable for reference, because it con- 
tains the text as originally render<Kl, Ixifore 
any emendations, or corrections, were attempt- 
ed, which in many instances is materially dif- 
ferent from all the late editions. . 

The next that I would call attention to, is, 
the first edition of the celebrated King' James' 
Bible printed in 1611 with very large Old Eng- 
lish, or Anglo-Saxon Black letter Type. It 
contains besides the Sacred Text, the Trans- 
lators dedication to the King, also a very large 
and comprehensive introduction of the transla- 
tors to the reader, and a very curious hicro- 
glyphical illustration of the genealogies record- 
ed' in the Sacred Scriptures according to every 
family and tribe, with the line of our Saviour 
Jesus Christ observed from Adam to the bless- 


pj Virgin, comprising 36 pages which is very 
iostructiiig and unique iu kind. Tne whole is in 
splendid condition, and in original and antique 
blading, which is of itself a curiosity. 

I shall let this suijfice for the present, but if de- 
sired may dpscribe a few more some other time. 



Dear Pilgrim: I wish to infarm you that we 
have no Church-hcuseinour district, andean 
find a place suitable for holding a Commun- 
ion Meeting ; therefore we have, by the counsel of 
the church, agreed to build a house to worship, 
and have our dear brethren preach in when they 
come to visit us, which we want them to do often, 
but when they do come, we have to take them to 
school houses where, frequently, not more than 
half of the people can be accommodated. 

"We therefore appeal to our Brotherhood and 
pray for help. We are poor and cannot well build 
alone. If we conld only get the crumbs that our 
dear and beloved members do not need, we would 
be thankful, and do believe that Godwould bless 
those that give. If any will respond to this call, 
it will be thankfully received between this and 
the 1st. of October 1871, as we wish to finish it so 
that M-e can hold our Lovefeast in it about that 
time. All tliose who will give anything will send 
it to Jolin Knisley, Box 48, Plymouth, Marshall 
eo., Ind, 

{Companion ■please copy.) 


On the night of the 5th we had a very distress- 
ing accident, in our neighborhood. I was butch- 
ering, and my brother-in-law Andrew Carper and 
his wife, were helping. In the evening, one of his 
little girls in there absence, took a caudband went 
into the cellar to get some apples ; and while there, 
Fet her clothes-on. fire. The other children, except 
the three smaller ones, were at the barn feeding, 
and before they found it out, her clothes were near- 
ly all bui-ned oil. She lived until a quarter after 
Eleven and then died. I will not attempt to tell 
how it appeared, but you Tiiay feel assured, it was 
shocking to the ]->arents on their return home, to 
see their little girl crawling around with her cloth- 
es burned off, and black nearly all over. 

Samuel Maekley, 

Ilartv'dle Oohi. 


Oa the morning of the 24th of Bee, the house 
of Reuben Wirich caught fire and burned to the 
ground. The particulars of how it took fire, I 
have not learned, and perhaps is not fully known. 
Everything burned with the household furniture, 
bedding and clothing, except the night clothes 
which they bad on, barely escaping with their lives, 

and the Mercury standing at 9 degrees below Zero 
that morning. This occurrence took place in the 
western part of Bedford co., Pa., in the vicinity of 
the writer. J. S. Holsixces. 


E. J. Beeghlt. — The back numbers have been sent to 
Jacob Platter and Henry Mullinburg, but there ia a mistake 
in the name of the office. In your former list j-ou had it 
Grnnsrille instead of Grantsville, perhaps this may be the 
cause of them not getting their papers. "Wo will send to 
Grantsville as many of the back numbers as we can find. 
Bunyan is sent, and will sead "Trine Immersion" when 
your list is completed. 

Samuel Kehr. — Extra copy and Bunyan, sent — all right 
— thank you. 

Eld A. J. CorroU of Tenn. informs us that he intends — 
in a short time — to pitch his tent among a small band of 
believers in Mo. Hope he may be successful in his field of 

D. n. Bonebrake. — We received one postal order of 
S 13.75. 

D. O. Brumbaugh. — AU right, money received but over- 
looked. . .; 

Bro- D. G. Lint of Stoystown says : — I am writing un- 
der serious circumstances. We have the scarlet fever in 
the famil}'. One died and four more in bed with fever. 
I have just recovered from a light attack. It is also in the 
family of my tather-in-law, J. P. Lichty. 

Geo. Long. — If you think you can get any more, hold 
the money back until you can get it all together and then 
get a check on a Pa. or N. Y. Bank. If not convenient to 
get either, have it registered. If yon send us 5 or 6 copies 
more, we will send you a copy free. We send you some 
sample copies, distribute them and you can make the num- 

Jno. Nicholson. — We have sent you some sample copies 
which you will please distribute. The Pil&iusc will come 
to your address. Get oil the names you can and send 
them. . Send the money at j-our convenience. 

To ilany. — We are frequently requested, by oar patrons 
to answer their letters that we may know whether theirs 
are received. We acknowledge in Pilgkim all letters 
containing money, and often would be a pleasure to respond 
to others by mail, but have not the time, except those of 
special importance — hope this will be a sufficient apology 
to our dear patrons and friends. 

F. R. Sappington, Union Building, 111. wishes to know 
whether there are any brethren residing in that City. Who 
knows ? 

JohnM. Wells. — We have sent the Pjlgeih to all th« 
names on the list. 

B. F. Moomaw's "Trine Ir 'frsion" is sent to yonr 
address — hope you will be succ jiul in getting us a niun- 
ber more subscribers. 

Noah Longenecker.— All right, Bcnd along the nante* 
and we Will wait von till oonvenient 

H. B. & GEO. BEUMBAUGH, Editors, 

J.B.BSUMBAUGH & CO^PubUshers. 

VOL. 2 





CX^^r tASDMABKS «^mc« o^^ 


NO. I. 






For the Pilgnm. 


LTj£mM870. }l..tHeso»n.. p«„„ 
of the Trinity, as Redeemer and Mediatoi "dwcll- 
eth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily," By 
Him and in Him "were all things created, that 
are in Heaven, and that are iu earth," "and by 
Him all things exifit." All atecedent history 
was shaped by the prospective descent into our na- 
ture, and all subsequent history takes its course 
from this glorious fact, so that all time, from the 
first dawn of creation to tbe consummation of all 
things, is embraced in that one day that gave us 
"God manifest in the flesh." And this is a type 
of the manner in which we ought to hallow the 
d:iy on which the proprietor of eternity was 
"found in fashion as a man," on his way to Geth- 
semane and the cross. In the world's history the 
day stands not alone; all time is connected with 
it. Four thousand years were required to prepare 
for it, and the remainder of time is nejded to un- 
fold its meaning and disseminate its blessings. 
Every day preceding the anniversary of the In- 
carnation, should tend to the solemnity of the oc- 
casion, just as all periods and all the Divine pro- 
ceedings from the beginning looked to Bethlehem 
and its marvels. And every day after Christmas 
should be the evolution in our lii'e of what is sig- 
nified by that name. As the entire history of the 
world has for its principal feature the Incarnation 
— -just in the apparent struggling of Deity to pre- 
pare the way, then the great Fact itself, and final- 
ly the method of making it eftcctive through the 
Spirit and the word — so cur pei-sonal history 
sboald be impregnated and moulded by the Christ- 

mas element. The Ijirth at Bethlehem reachc? 
over all the plans of Jeliovah, and should be the 
exponent of all our purposes and . activities. No- 
thing may be undertaken or prosecuted which has 
not the verities of Christmas as its impulse and 
end. When God made made man in His own im- 
age, he showed the ■possibility of a Divine incar- 
nation. Had not man been made capable of laps- 
ing from rectitude, he had not fallen. Had this 
feature been kept out of his constitution, and out 
of the government under which he waij placed, he 
would have been no moral agent, witliout respon- 
sibility,and consequently no medium for the man- 
ifestation of the Divine character. His probation 
had a moral basis, and this basis prefigures a 
Christmas day. No sooner had the rupture occur- 
red, than the prophecy, to them indistinct, of the 
day of the conjunction of Divinity and humanity, 
was announced. The declaration that "the seed 
of the^woman shall bruise the serpent's head," 
was the administration to Adam and Eve of the 
solace that the world was to have a glorious Christ- 
mas day. From that time tliey looked forward 
hopefully to the time when the Uncreated God 
should afi'oct the recovery of man by man. Tiiat 
man was favored with a promise at all, evinces the 
divine mercy ; that the promise took such a form, 
-svas indicative of divine justice. There would b<; 
a glorious Christmas, while in it should be com- 
mingled the glory of heaven and the gloom of 
hell. The head of the serpent has been bruised, 
but at what immense cost — the ignominious death 
of the God-man, "that tiirough death he might 
destroy him that had the power of deat!), that is, 
tlie devil !" Deity has walked the earth iu hu- 
man form, and we have a Christmas day. The 
Infinite has become an infont, the robe of eternal 
majesty has been laid aside for the iwaddling 
clothes of poverty, and the Throne of tl lUniverM! 


hss been vacated for the manger. Such is the ' 
Christmas of God. All the heir* of heaven must 
1)8' rocked in that cradle; Through that sta- 
ble all the redeemed must pass to glory. In the 
pcene at Bethlehem is the type of the belicyei-'s 
life. Sublimity and lowliness characterize the in- 
carnation and no less those who are '"'made par- i 
talccrsof the Divine nature." Everything that is 
great and blessed on earth is the outgrowth of 
that swaddled babe. Every regoiierating power | 
for the elevation and redemption of humanity { 
emanates from the manger. Our hopes for eter- 
nity are rooted in a descent so low, and in circum- 
Btdrices so revolting that we can no longer wdnder 
that only a fb-sy l!nd the straight gate and narrow 
v,-ay. If sin is so fearful an evil aS to iuvolvo the 
humility of Deity in its overthrow, its blinding 
power is too great to allow its victims to recognize 
tHeir deliverer in a manger — the offspring of the 
■jinor, ■svandoring tiirough vlie world vritliouta pil- 
jow on which to rest his head; hanging on a cross 
the object of public derision. God was morally 
under necessity to create man as He did or not 
create him at all. He does not employ mainly 
]ihvsical laws and means to redeem a moral being, 
lie can do or not do, but "what he docs must be 
Jic^prding to his essential chai'acter, and the nature 
find requirements of moral being. "As He is so 
are we in this world," 1 John, 4:17. This neces- 
sitates every soul to repair to Bethlehem for the 
Broad of Life, or perish. Outside of that man- 
ger there is no salvation. Xo humiliation, no ut- 
ter stripping of self, there is no crown, no Pleav- 
cn. "Who will show lis any good," is the con- 
stant interrogation of the pleasure-seeking world. 
While they sec no beauty, and perceive no redemp- 
tive power id the manger-cradled child, let i!§ 55*0" 
claim in our daily life, with a distinctness tliat 
may be underijlobd in heaven, in hell and on 
earth, <-'di.ORi" id Got) ix the highest," "foe 


l!'or the Pilgriin. 


"The people that sat in ddrkriess a great 
light, and to them which sat in the region and shad- 
ow of death, light is sprung up." — Matt. 4, 16. 

Being about ti;c time of the year, according to 
accepted chronologv, that Jesui Christ, the Sc'U 

of God, the light of the world, in the character of 
humanity appeared, born of a virgin in the little 
town of Bethlohem, my thoughts are directed to 
that glorious event; and if aoceplable to the edi- 
tors of i\\c PiLGiiiM, I will give a few tho'ts 
thereon; Wo are safe to conclude that the birth 
of the Savior, tb.ough. Juirtiblfe in appearance, yet 
was in fact the most exalted, important and glo- 
rious event tliai ever took place in the world. — 
Exalted, because "God manifested in the llesh," 
important, because of man's salvation, "for he 
shall save the people from their sins ;" glorionsj 
because through his implicit obedience, lie procur- 
ed man's righteousness, and by his death, resurrec- 
tion and triumphant entrance into heaven, released 
the prisoners from the gloomy grave, and in the 
morning of the first resurrection, welcomes the 
tirst borii home to himself as his bride, to cele- 
brate the great m.atriage supper of the Lamb. — 
The Creation of the world was truly a great work, 
a work beccming an Almighty being, when the 
foundation thereof was laid, the corner stone fas- 
tened, "the morning stars sang together and .all 
the sons of God shouted for joy," but at the 
birth of the Son of God heaven could not retain 
the angels frome flviua; to the earth : one at first, 
with the surrounding dazzling' light of God's 
glory, announces the glad news to the humble 
shepherds in the plain of Bethlehem, saying; 
"Fear not ; for behold I bring you good tidings 
of great joy, which shall Ix; to all jx?ople, for unto 
you is born this day in the city of Davidj a Sav- 
ior which is Christ the Lord" — "And suddenly 
there was witli the angel a multitude of the heav • 
enly hosts, praisiiig God; and saying. Glory to God 
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to- 
ward iiien." Considering the stupendous grace of 
God, and the imriitensity of his love, in the re- 
demption of the human family, which could not 
be secured, but by the birth and consequent vica- 
rious death of the God-man Jesus Christ, the Cre- 
tion of tiie world will sink into insignificance in 
comparison. For the earth and the heavens will 
pass away, animate and inanimate things ■will 
cease to exist in its present appearance, but he that 
avails himself of the human-Divine atonement, 
by properly applying that blood to his soul, will 
live, will continue to exist forever. He ■will be 
immortalized, eternalized to the image of God. — 
The six days in the Creation are remarkable, shad- 
owing forth some important event ifi the ag;e Of 

THE P I I. G K I M. 

the v.-orld ] and the seventh day of rest, the most 
imjMjrtaut of all. As the work of God iacrcasos 
in importance and glory each day, so the cijasuiii- 
toation of the fuliilmeut shall increase. A day in 
the Creation may represent a tliousand years, as 
one day is with tlic Lord as a thousand years, and 
a thousand years as one day. The first day tlien^ 
represents the first age. In the first day the Lord 
^created light and divided the darkness, and called 
the light day. Notwithstanding this light, there 
v-.'as no light set in the firraanjcnt; so after the 
:(ransgression of man, the people had no direct 
light or revealed will from God, yet they had an 
innate principle implanted, capable of discerning 
right from wrongs knowing that God was pleased 
when they did good, and displeased when they 
di<i.cvil ; and on this principle they acted for two 
thousand years. In the thi^;^! day of the creation 
inanimate things a[)peared, grasg, herbs, trees 
yielding fruit, things of life, but ineajsable 
of moving. So we sec in the beginning of the 
rliree thousandth year, a written law was ^Lven 
from God by which his people were to live, atid 
lo regulate their v/alk and conduct, their light 
from God was more manifest, set plainly before 
their eyes, because written delibly Ijv the finger of 
<rod. Ihii by that law sin could not be atoned for, 
no life, that is eternal life, could be obtained. 
Hence they still looked forward to a better and 
more -glorious light. It is remarkable th;^t the 
stupendous A;>'(ai, the great light which illuminates 
the whole W(;^'Id by day, was not created until the 
fourth day ; even so it is also remarkable that 
the antity^K', the glorious Son of righteousness did 
not appear until the four thonsauth year of the 
world. And s^ no living or animate creatui-e wa>; 
in existence before the sun 'v\'as created, •we coy- 
^iceive a dull and gloomy time, even so before the 
..coming of the Son of God, dreadful, gloomy wick- 
^jed and miserable Mas the condition, no prophecy, 
no peace, but wai* and commotion, and the earth 
.drenched with human blood. Such was the eon- 
.dition when He a|;peare^l,-''A light to lighten the 
Gentiles, and the glory of his people Israel." — 
Marvel ivA that heaven rejoiced when the great 
light was born ; and, that the earth f|uaked, and 
the graves .of the saijits opened, -when the Son of 
God obiainej:! the victory over death, hell and the 
grave, and bid the prisoners to come forth from 
the prison, apd them tliat sit in darkness co:nc out 
offh?prisoT l:v;UM\ Huf (In; .-evontli dnyofGod-'s 

rest, v.'as tlio most glorious^ in God's crc-^tign, So 
th.e antitype will be far and exceeding more glo- 
rious to the saints than the da\^ of Christ's first 
appearing. Sooi), soon the seven tjicusaudth 
year will be nsliered in, when .Cjirist shall appear 
the second time, without sin nutp salvation to 
them that look for him. Then He will appear in the 
power of his majesty, and they that be ready shall 
go in v>"ith him to the great marriage supper. O, 
brethren and sisters let us be ready to i-ealize that 
rest awaiting the people of Cod. And you, my 
dear friends ^v"ho are yet out of the ark of safety, 
do not delay your turning to God^ ,tliiiik of year 
Savior, of his dying love, of his coming again. ^ — 
O, tremble ye careless ones I Think of the gexceu- 
tiou of his dreadful sentence, ''Depart from mo ye 
cursed into cverhsting fire, prepared for the devil 
and his angels." Resolve from this day to conse- 
crate yourselves to God and to continue in him to 
the end of your days. Farewell. 

Leosakd Fueev. 


Happy New Year to you all fellow pilgriiiis. 
Blessed morn that points the index finger of time 
to 1871. The knell of Hjc dying yeax" has pass- 
ed away, and Oh ^vhat a chapter of history is 
1870! It has closed over momentous scenes and 
occurrences. The proudest nation on earth has 
go DO. down amid the din of battle, her ambitious 
ruler has fallen; her soil stained inhuman gore. 
Surely pride goes before a fall. The fijiger i;^" 
God is at work tlierc. Earthquakes, torijadoes, 
floods and wonderful lights in the skies, sucli as 
were seldom seen; mark the cbajUer of 1870. 
What shall ycit be written on the blank chapter of 
18.71 ? Could wc raise the vail and lo?k beyond 
we inight see living y^prlds ar.d desolving elements; 
we might see the glorified Sav-iaur coming in the 
clouds, we might see the angles that is to comb 
and tell that time is no more, or if not this, we 
may sed f^rjeral trains and dear ones iu death'o 
cold embrace, or perchance, sec the tgaih ready to 
receive us. Oh then let us welcome new time be- 
cause \i-c,havc new time to serve God, new time to 
prepare le meet him. Oh ! Goil bless this year 
that much good aiay be doi:e in the name pf Jqiia_s.; 
may many souls be made to rejoice in thy love. 
Oh that there may be an awakening, by thy pow- 
n\ ofnnny, fruin niture'.-- darkness .u.iito thy mar- 

THK pilgrim: 

velous ligiit. :May thy spirit take hold of thy ser- \ 
vants North, Souih, West and East and arm them | 
with zeal, that they may'preach in demonstratioii 
of the spirit, and with {xjMcr. And fellow pil- 
griiuS that are yet alive, let us o?i OJf to battle — 
never give up till the battle is won. Many fellow 
pilgrims have fallen; they died at their puSt aufi 
there may we die, when die we n-aist. And thou 
I'lLGUlM messenger of truth, go forth v,-ith thy 
pag-es iiluminatcd with truih, and preaeh peaee 
fvnd warning to all that give audience. May im- 
};rovcment mark thy coiintonanceas time progrcss- 
•>.' ; may thy wortls l)c pure gerdlc and effective. 

J. S. Fj.oi:y 

£ar TJifPil^ini. 


in mctaphoricril language whatever cleaves cIo.?e 
to one, or appears in his condition and works, is 
represented as a robe or garment. Thus the light, 
glory, majesty, strength, and zeal that God man- 
ifests in His providentiid dispensations are called 
His garments. Ps. 104:2,93:1, Job 59: 17. 
Tlis garments white as snow, denotes the lioliness, 
eqitity, and glory of His nature and works. 1 Pet. 
3 : 4, "Bat let it be the hidden man of the heart in 
that whioh is not corruptible, even the ornament 
of a meek and quiet spirit which is, in the sight of 
God, of great price." 

Dear pilgrims and fellow travelers to the bar 
of God, you must have on sonie kind of a ro!:c. 
If it is not of righteousness, it must be of unright- 
i-ousness, but we are taught in God'.s blessed word 
that we should put on the vrholc armour of Gcd. 
Then flint is what we believe to be the robe of 
righteousness. How shall wc purchase one of 
those white robes, as Bunyau would call them ? 
Simply by coining to the Saviour as did the prod- 
igal son to his father. He received the best robe. 
Christ is v.-illing to give us the best robe but now 
it is to he worn. You know how it is with our 
t-emporal garments, the}* will soil if vrc come in 
contact with dirty mater. 

The christian's robe i?, by scripiural language, a 
v,-hitt; ]-obc which is tl'.e purest oi'all colors. What 
is more pure tlja]> a white garment? ^\'hen 1 
sea our sisters dressed in white (if not made after 
the fashions of the day) they are, me thinks, im- 
ages of angels in appe<arance, in a spiritual sense. 
That is what wo ought to be.. 

Then to keep our garments clean sccm.-5 to be 
our care. Ah! says one, that is imjjossible in a 
vorkl of sin like this. For thiti caugc wc need 
th.?v.hoIc armour. The christian must not say, 

shall find, knock and it shall bo opened unto yon." 
I infer from this, whatever we need to keep clean 
our garments we shall find, but r;hould we get our 
garments soiled, is there any way to remove tho 
••tain, invented by man? I answer no, but thanks 
be to God in His all sufScient means of grace there 
is a remedy. The blood of Christ can make the 
foulest clean ; but remember dear pilgrim, it caus- 
es us to go to tho v/ound of a crucified Jesus for 
in application of His blood. Th.en dear reader, 
avoid that train of thing.? that will soil our gar- 
ments, and ab3tain from the vcrv- appearance of 
evil. This is why the Revelator could say " Bless- 
ed arc they that have c>.>me up through great trib- 
ulation, and have v. ashed their roles and !uad'» 
them whit'5 in the blood of the Lamb. 

Dear friends, you that don't profess to have this 
robe, csamo let us reason together ; let us take tho 
ease of Adam. After he had sinned Ills shame 
was uncovered. What did he do? Tho Biblo 
tells us he-raade a covering out of fig leaves. Did 
that hide him? No, he went anu hid hini.^elf, but 
that amounted to nothing in hiding his sin from 
the piercing eye of God, The curse was pro- 
nounced. upon Adam, and so it will be upon evcrj" 
one that has not on the white robe. 

You may have a robe that you think will do, be- 
ing composed of morality and temperance and other 
comniandnients with which you may comply in 
leading a moral life, but it will only be a part «f 
a garment and will not do. The Savior's gar- 
ment was a whole one, v,"oven from the top through- 
out. So ] believe it will take every eoraraaiKl- 
raent in the New Testament to cover our sins from 
Him that eitteth on the Throne. 

Henry Shiuveh. 


1 .^in 

■ft pr-iv. Th 

'avion r =:;v- 


. Dear Bi other K. — In your letter of November 
21st, yon wishci me to write a short essay on 
Mat. 5: 6, "J51essed are they which do hunger and 
thirst after righteousness: for thev shall he fill- 

Salvation through Christ, \>y the gospel of 
God, is represented to us in the Bible aa a "feast 
of far things." "And in this mountain shall the 
Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat 
things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things 
full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 
"' And he will destroy in this mountain '.l;e face of 
the covering cast over all people, and the veil that 
is spread over all nations. He will swallow uj« 
death in victory ; and the Ix)rd will wipe a^.^ay 
tears from oiF all faces ; and the rebuke of hi= 
propli^ shall he take swnv from oD'all fhi^er>rth," 

Ti iTiiTurni' nn>i 


for the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 25 : 6, 7, 8.) 
The characteristic of a feast is fullness, variety 
and excellence. So in the feast spoken of abo%-e. 
A feast of fat things. A feast of wines on the 
lees, of fat things full of ^narrow, of wines on the 
lees well refined ; is figurative language, express- 
ive of fullness, of variety, and of excellence ; rep- 
resenting the gaspel of Christ ; which is the power 
of God unto salvation to all them that believe it. 
Through it, life and immortality are brought te 
light, that is, the faoe of the covering cast over all 
people, and the veil that is spread overall nations; 
■was the ignorance of the resurrection from the 
dead, and an eternal life with God in heaven. — 
Previous to the resurrection of the Son of God 
from the dead, so thick was the covering, the veil 
of ignorance, over the face of ill nations that 
none Gonld see throngh it. Job-could not pane- 
•trate it. He says, "There is hope of a tree, if it 
be cut down, that it will sprout again, but man 
dietli and wasteth away, yea, man giveth up the 
ghost, and where is he?" (Job 24.)' "The disci- 
ples questioned one with another what the rising 
from the dead should mean. (Mark 9:10). Thsy 
were slow to believe it after the fact of his resur- 
rection was reported unto them, (Luke 24:33-54). 
It required much labor before this covering was 
broken up so that the Apostles could exclaim, 
''Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Je- 
sus Christ, which according to his abundant mer- 
cy hath begotten us again to a lively hope by the 
resurrection of Jesus Crist from the dead." (1 Pe- 
ter, 13). This is in part accomplished, and will 
l3e fully completed when He will swallow up 
death in victory. Then the Lord shall wipe away 
all tears from off all faces. 

This, dear brother, is the feast of fat things that 
the Lord God by the prophets promised He would 
make in this mountain, that is, on the moun- 
tains and hills of Jndea, and around Jerusalem, 
where Jesus preached the gospel of salvation, 
on Mount Calvury was crucified, buried and rase 
again. Therein where Jesus made this promised 
ieast. He made it in cries and groan.s, in fastings 
ond prayers, iu perscctitions and want. In bloody 
sweat, and the ignominious doatli ujxiu the cross, 
and his triumphant resurrection from the- grave, 
and his ascension to heaven, and' his gifts unto 

Dear brother, this is the righteousness of God ; 
and the Bavior sa\"S, "Blr^K^'d arfi thev whioli do 

hunger and thirst after it." As natural food sup- 
port the body, and sustain life, giving strength 
and energy to do life's allotted duties, so is the 
knowledge of God's righteousness of service to 
the soul. Natural hunger is an uneasy sensation 
occasioned by the want of food, a craving for food 
by the stomach, a craving appetite. Hunger is, 
feeling the uneasiness of want of food ; desiring 
eagei'ly ; longing for, craving. Thirst ia a pain- 
ful sensation of the throat or fauces, occasioned by 
the want of drink, a vehement desire for drink. — 
Thirst, is feeling pain for want of drink ; having 
eager desire. By these demands in nature, we are 
made to know our natural \\ ants, and we make 
our efforts to obtain them, and in the using of 
them we enjoy pleasure aud benefit. Eating and 
drinking is the taking and receiving into our sys- 
tem the elements of life, by which we have our 
strength to do and jierform our daily duties. 

So the righteousness of God is the spiritual 
food for the soul, and a hungering and thirsting 
after it, is the soul's feeling uneasy of the want of 
it, and desiring to have, aud to enjoy it. The 
Soul hungering aud thirsting after righteousness, 
will make efforts to obtain it, will seek after, and 
strive for it. By faith, repentance, and obedience, 
will partake of it. As the body partakes .of natural 
food aud is supported ; so tlie soul is blessed in 
partaking of spiritual food. Blessed in the con- 
sciousness of pardoned sin, acceptance with God, 
and the communion iu ti;e Holy Ghost. Blessed 
in the dischaage of every christian dut}-, in the 
keeping his commandments, by it having a right 
to the Tree of Life, and entering into the City. 
Blessed in the hope of a glorious immortality with 
saints in eternal life, and even blessed in the soci- 
ety of the brethren. It was this blessing suggest- 
ed this scripture to your mind, wher. you wero 
pei^ittcd to realize the craving of your soul to be 
with the brethren iu your communion meeting 
and to partake with them of the food for the soul, 
Then it was you felt like "Ruth " when she would 
not leave "Naomi.'' You wished to remain with 
the brethren, your soul being blessed in hungering 
and thirsting after righteousness. The promese is 
"thqi shall be filled:' 

•But my dear brethren, blessed as the soul now 
is, or cau be, it is only partial. Here we are a5 
the poet s'ings. 

"' We drink, and drink, and drink again ; 

And yet we still are dry. 

'Tis; not till we come to reign above. 
And all surround a throne of love, 

We'll drink a full supply." 

If it be 60 good to be a christian in this life, 
what must it be for him to live in heaven? 

P. P. S\YI,F.Ti. 

THE P I L G R ] M 


Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. — Amos 4: 13. 
This language of inspiration is a very solemn 
and jmporlant charge; one that should engage 
■our first thoughts, while everytliing else be left as 
secondary o&nsideratiGfie ; but alas I too often we 
see the re^'«Tse. W«must often winder and thiiak 
it strange that thi^s is the case, knowing as we do, 
that we hare no eontinuiag place in this vrorld. — 
Wc are passing away. Daily observation teaches 
«s that wc are mortal and must die. Not the aged 
■and Jffiiddle aged alone, but the youth in all their 
vigor and prime, ai'e also called upon to exchange 
time for eternity. And what can give more per- 
fect ^eace ajid hap-piivess on a dying bed than to 
feel 2>repared for this solemn change, while on the 





This earth, the plaiaet on which we live, is not 
our home. Our places of abode here are only 
borrowed. They only ser.-e as an habitation for 
us while it is our duty, yea blessed privilege to 
prepare for that life that shal'I always be holy and 
happy — a life not transient, an immortal life in 
which our peace shall never be r&arred, our hopea 
disappointed and our prospects blighted. For 
then no disappoiintnients shall becloud our bliss-^ 
fnl state, no trials shall cross our golden pathway, 
(Rev. 21 : 21.) uo temptations^ such as tend to 

retard the progression in a life of holiness while 

Either hand, what distress and anjruish of soul is i „ _ „ • „ +'^,. *i,„ „„„„, «v., „r « i;f, ^. 

^ ^ we are preparing tor the reception ol a lite more 

realized. Nothing is more hea-rt-r^ding than to j noble and pure, shall then bctall us aiid thus cause 
eee one ia t'ke last hours of life, imploring for tmer- l as to grieve Him -as ^;e .are prone to do -^-hile 
<y when it is too late. Those who have v.-itncgsed |<.'lothed witli mortality. Yet God tlirougli his in- 

such scenes alone cm tell. 

My dear youthful friends, witli tiiose advanced 
in years, who have not yet made au effort to prc- 
},are for death. Do not put it off. Devote your 
^irecicus time in the service of the Lord, v/hile 
yon enjoj' Irealfh and a eaaud mind, then whes 

finite wisdom and goodness lias provided snftjcient 
means, and placed them in our reach for to- qual^ 
ify us for tlie happy recipients of his grace, and 
that wc may obtain such self-knowledge of our 
Creator that will make us happy siow and in the 
life to come. 

Wo can but compare our present life with a va^ 

f.ickue5s and death overtakes you, it >vill be well |poi. that remaineth but a short time and then van- 
with yaa. "For we must all appear before the | isheth away. But how much to be k?irned dur- 
jtulgment seat of Christ, that every one may re- i ing our transient stay in this sphere ! Man is the 
ccive the things done in his body, according to i ' workmanship of the Creator, and in Na- 
Ihat wliioh he hath done, whether it be goc«^ or , ^^^'^^'^ gi'^at £eld he can iliere see the laws of 
•bad." 2 Cor. 5 : iQ. We must not fear of doing: I 

rtoo -m'-iidi ; hear the words of the tSaviour himself: 
" Whoa j'-e shaJl have done all those things which 
are csmmanded you, say, we arc unprofitable ser- 
vants: we have -©uly dc^e tliat which was our 
duty," Luke 17: 10, K. Rejchar3».. 

Oaldand, 31,1. 

God stamped. By industry and economy and a 
love for the beautiful in nature, as Nature's GocX 
has created it, men and women have cultivated 
animated nature uniil our plane? almost reprc^ 
sents an Edeia of beauty. And yon ray young- 
friends,, must Est think that I am not a lover of 
real beauty, i pity the soul tbas docs not love 
beauty. It is a bad mark when any one speaks 
disrcspeotfu-lly of :sny of the beauties of nattirc, 
When people cr\- out against themselves because ! True they are but transitory, they will at one day, 
■they sre so far off from God, that is the time in ^' according to the word of their Creator, all vanish 
which the Lard di-aws near to thtai. away. But nothing in creation is unworthy of 

The rays of the sun shine iif>an the dust aatl the our attention. TIk; female cultivates h-_r flower 
mud, but they are iiot soiled .by them. So.a Jioly > g-'ii^cn not becatise "it is hoi's to enjoy its beauty- 
■soul, wlulc it remains holy, may mingle -wi^h the i always, but l>ccausc she has a love for beauty, as 
vileuGss of 'ihe world, and yet h.' pure and up.''-^')i- ■ '"■'^r Creator hss created it. - J.-t-is will, if as obedi-. 
iarniiint'-d in it'jcir. ent to Tlim a.'=i -thf> drJJj^^ 'Ooi-sjtfr? wbi^h cama- 

THE P I L G 11 1 U . 

{forth- at His command, enjoy beauty in the vvorkl 
;to .come «.ven the same as slia docs during a brief 
period in this our transient etay upon earth. 
Xherefore to speak disrespectfully o-f them, or bc- 
>' -ing unprofitable and useless, when it lis through 
.her cares and anxiety that their beauty has been 
increased until thoy have filled the surrounding 
atmosphere Avith their sweet fragrance, is very un- 
grateful and certainly cannot corny from a truly 
pious heart. 

While about your daily routine of business, 
surrounded with the various objects of crcatioi! 
.beholding thcn.i and the beautiful planets far 
;above you, some of which are almost invisible be- 
ing so far oiF iu the start y ether, you cat} learn 
.such lessons as will be of great importance and 
much profit to you. Y.ou s.3 yet have not expe- 
rience^! much of life'.s sorrows. And by a ri!j;ht 
iknowledgo of the Jj-ible and of nature you can 
.avoid, and need not cxpcrieuoe as many as some 
do. There is sucih a thino; as dimiaishina; ones 

You are aware, that in the beginning, God cro- 
, Sited man holy and ha])py, and while surrounded 
■with the beauties of Eden he could not be othcr- 
■wise, and that he b}' disobedience lost tha.t po- 
sition, aad assumed a much more sorrowful one. 
For this reason Goi.1 cui'sed the earth and conse- 
.-.piently it cannot remain our home. We must 
all leave time for eternity. The body return to 
the earth and the soul to Him who gave it, there 
to remain, united with its glorified body iinlcss 
cjntaminated with sin. Yet you my young read- 
iCrs must not understand me to be of the opin- 
ion that our home here, though cursed by the 
Creator because of the disobedience of man, aifords 
no enjoyment to weary pilgrims while traveling 
from the shores of ;tinic to the peaceful clirac of 
immortality. Too :many happy beings have left 
their homes in this life for homes in glory of 
wliich they were heirs, to entertain the idea that 
lliey, wiio in this life prepare ibr tlu^ life to come, 
shall remain -.miihappy. F. M. SNYDEti. 


And so they did: collecting around him they 
sang : ■ 

''Away the bowl, awny the bov,-l," 
an<l so on in beautiful tones. 

The poor ieliti^v eiijoycd the singing, and wheR 
they had lini.-hcd tl^.at song, said, "Sing again, 
little girls, sing again." 

'•We will, "they .said, "If you will sign the tem- 
perance pledge." 

"Xo, no ; wc are not at a tenijK'ranca meeting: ; 
there are no pledges here." 

"I have a pledge," cries one ; "and I iaye a 
pencil," cries another, and holding up the plcdgo 
and pencil flicy besought him to sign it. 

'*No, no : I won't sign it no\y, SiuiT for me."' 

So they sang again : 
"The drink that's in tlic druii'karcl-'s bowl 
Is not tho drii'k for me." 

"Oh, do .sing th&t again," said he as he wipetl 
the teal's from his eyes. 

"Xo, no more,'' snid they, "unless you'll sigu 
tho pledge ; sign, and we'll sing it for you." 

He plead ibr the singing, but they were firm, 
and declared tliey would go away if he would not 

"iUit_," said the poor fellow, striving to find a*^ 
excusej "tliere's no table here, hovv- can I writ'.; 
witliov^t a table Y" 

At this a modest, quiet, pretty little creature, 
witlf a finger on her lips, came and .said, "Ye.s, you 
can i'prcad the pledge on the crown of your hat, 
and I will hold it ibr yon." 

Off came the hat, the cliild held it, and the pledge 
was signed, and the little ones burst out with 
"Oh water for mo, bright v.T.ter for mt. 
Give wine to tlie tremulous debauchee" 

I h.eard that man in AVorcester town hall, witiv 
u;"> lifted hands and quiy.ering lips, say, "I thank 
God for the sympathy of those riiiklren. I shall 
thank God to all eternity, that He sent those lir.- 
tle children as mcsocngers of mercy to me." — J. 
II. Goajh.. 


A man vras Jejining, much intoxicated, against a 
.tree: some littlc^irls coming from scho^J saw him 
there, and at opcejaiil to each other, "What shall 
wc do for him ?'■' 

Pj'cicntlv said one, Oh. I'll .\..".'. 1 'i,!- >Imir 
ri;in n (I'liipcrnn'^p !-nnj;-.' 

How young may children become Christians'' 
Who can tell? ('liildrca lie, quarrel, and steal, 
very jrOti-ngj "They go astray fiom the womb 
spci^kiiig lies." Can they not servo God as early 
as ^hey cau serve satan ? Can they not jn-ay as 
early as they can lie? Uo they .aot need salvation 
to escajje the doom that awaits ^^all liars f 

\}/e caijUQt begin t,oo early to teach the chiidrcu 
ti.lic fear of .tl'ic Lord. 

■jMothers, train y^iVir little children for glory, 
^egiii young; — begin to-day. Jesus knew what 
he said when he spc4;e the words, "Suffer i\\Q little. 
children to comi^ uTit-. in<^." h. t,, u. . 

■TTJi ~'^r-«?wag.a-. 



j kind words of cheer and encouragement received 

■^ j during the year that is past. 

INTEODUCTORY. ,' Our literature has not been after the style that 

— ^Good morning brotlit-r pilgrim '. how hap- I ^°^" ^ig''* prefer, but we don't care for that, our 

pv ^e arc again to cnier your opened door, and •' 'V^''^ *^ ambition is to feed the sheep and lambs of 

", . I , • J- -i ■ 1 ■ ^"° ""'^''^ 2nd gather into the fold, those that am 

take our accustomed seal in vour lanulv ciTcle. — | ^ rr-i ■ i- , . , ,. , . ,, 

„. , 1, , ■ ' , I astray, ihis, we thnik, is the highest attainable 

V, e have parteu out a sb.ort season, yet we Imve | p^^j.-^^^ „^^ ^^^^,,_ j,^^ ^^.^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ j^.^,.^^ 

been ushered into a new scene of time. Since we : j.^. ^welt in the flesh, suffered in the flesh, and in 
last met some important changes have taken place, j the flesli became our example in everything that 
Old 1S70, with his tottering steps and threadbare j is good, holy and right. Then with Jesus for our 
garments, has flillen the victim of tiuie, while ' p:vttern and the Bible for our sword, we will again 
thousands of our fellow bretiiren have been num- j go forth fighting against the wrong and for the 
bered with the pale nations of tlic dead. They right. Gome brethren, come sisters, unfurl your 
liave gone— ^07?c, oh, where? To reap tiie fruit ■■ banners, unsheath your spiritual swords and help 

■of their labor whether good or bad, and we are 
left — what for ? to jprqmre for death, and 7iow 
\-s the time. May you, dear pilgrim, make this, 
the commencement of another year, a bright page 
in yo^ir history, a time that you can point back to 
-with pleasure as the conimenccment of a christian 
life with- i-encwed zeal .ind courage ; and you, dear 
sinner, yet without tlie fold of Jesus, never was 
tlicrc a better time to enter the vineyard of the 
Lord than tlie present noux 

May the God of love and mercy be with us and 
grant us a year of plenty, a year of h.ealth, and a 

us fight the buttle of the Lord. The enemy is 
pressing us hard, and it becomes us, as valliant 
soldiers of the cross, to make use of every means 
to cjnench the fier^^ darts of the wicked. 

We desire that cverj' number of the Pilgrim 
may go forth mightily equipped with truth and pow- 
er, that it may be for the fall and arising again 
of many precious souls for whom Jesus died. We 
do not wish it to take the place of the Bible, but as 
it is the minister's duty to preach the Bible, so we 
vt-ish the Pilgrim to go forth as a harbinger of 
Jesus, bearing upon its pages LOVE, PEACE 

year of grace and salvation. But the vear of ^'"^^^ UNION. But to carry out these great prin- 
1 870 is past, and with it, our deeds whethe'r good i ^?]^-l.'''l°^"^^. ^^avchelp. Shall we be disappoint 
or evil, and now they stand in open record in the 

''Book of Life." 

Business engagements have held the mindinsus- 

pcnsc, someliave gained tiicir point, while others, 
in thsir estimation, have miserably failed, yet time 
rolls onward, and those v>'ho v,-ould make amends, 
and gain the crown must look forward, and now 
appears to be the time that plans for future 
operations should be laid ; hence it may be ex- 
pected of us that we mme before our readers with 
our plan of future operation. 

We expect, God willing, to continue tiic publi- 
cation of t!ic Fir.GRiJi, therefore we take pleasure 
in introducing a new Vol. of this christian periodi- 
cal to our kind readers. When wc look back to 
the birth of the PiLonnr we feel much encourag- 
ed from the fact that it has grown rapidly in favor 
with our large and increasing brotherhood, even 
beyond our expectations. . Vfe have been well sup- 
plied with live and interesting copy, and our list 
uSadnaliv grrir.g npwnrd, and manv V.ave been t!ie 

ed? Sliall we have your united co-operation ? We 
desire it, we need it — v.-e prayerfully solocit it. — 
Then let it be the determined purpose of e%'ery 
brother and every sister to make the Pilgrim just 
snch a paper as it should be. Our columns shall 
be open to every one that has the good of Zion at 
heart. Let every one throw in their mite toward 
filling its pages that in it, may be found food for 
all, from the oldest saint down to the youngest 
Iamb. Above all things we kindly ask ourcontrib" 
utors to leave self at home. Do not emblazon it so 
eonspicously, in your writings that weareata lo?9 
to know whether they are intended for the glory of 
God, or the promotion of self. Let the burthen of 
all contributions be for the furtherance of holines.s 
in the world, and the conversion of sinners. For 
this we labor, for this we pray. May God grant 
his blessing upon our labors, and the labors of our 
dear brethren and sisters ; that many may be made 
to rejoice in the bii-th and subsequent growth 
tbc Pn.r,i?TK. 

THE r 1 I, G K I M. 

Eld. Wii. Paxebakek, says: There ap-, 

pears to be too many periodicals in the Brotlier- 
hood to support tliem all. If the Oospd Visiit^r, 
<he Companion and the Filgnm could all be con- 
solidated, the money that is now paid for them all, 
■would be sufficicnl to send a copy of the one, into 
fhe house of all our brethren and sisters, as I am 
aware that when there are so many taken they are 
uot all read. Vrc -■"oukl then all have the panic 
jiOws, and pcrha];.-, enough of it. I Mould be 
pleased to see the above ihuiS united. 

Remarks. The above appears to be the ex- 
pression of the views of a number of our brethren, 
wliile others think difierentlv. Our great object 
f^hould be (o do good, and whichever way the great- 
est amount of that can be accomplished, should at ?> 1.25 per year and the Pilarnn. will be both 
finally be accepted by us as publishers. It would sent one year at §2.2o. 

Prosj;ectuses — We still have calls for rnon-- 
prospectuses but are entirely out. Make a half 
sheet of fools-cap pn|i«r and rule it so as to have n 
space for Karac, Post Offip'.>, Coimty, State, and 
Amount, and it will do just as well as a printed 

Our readers will hear from bro. F. P. Leohr 
and the Saleu) College next wtx^k. Much intereat- 
I )g matter \vm been crowd^rd out. Lookout for u 
feast of good things as (ijr mails are freighted 
with good copy. 

piLGEiM a:<d ^'isrroii $2.25. 

The Gospel Visitor edited by Quintcr and 
Kurtz, and publi.-^bed by II. J. Kurtz Dartoti Oo., 

appear more union like if we could consolidate our 
publications, but as one minister does not do all 
the preaching, perhaps it would not be m'cH for 
one publisher to do all the printing. For the sat- 
isfaction of those who favor consolidation, we in- 
form them, that the editors of the Vis'to?; Com- 
panioii and Pilgrim met .^ome time ago for that 
I)urpose,ihnd the thing was favorably considered, 
although nothing for the present was accomplished 
yet the future is promising if the church thinks 
such a move is needed. 

If all our brethren and sisters were as liberal 
towards the j)oor as brother and sister Panebaker, 
our papers might all be supported, and a copy of 
ono of them, be sent to the home of every poor 
brother and sister in the land. 

"Wc received several papers calculated especial- 
ly for the Christmas No. put a little too late for 
ins'.rtion, hence they apprar iu this Ku. a little 
■out of season, but as every day ought to be Christ- 
mas with the christian they lose none of their in- 

"Christian Pilgrimage" by L. Furry <.•>£ laS( 

Our Agents. — Many of our agents have donc> 
very well, many of the lists being increased fifty 
per cent, while there arc still some not heard from. 
We hope all will make it a point to report 5ocn 
that we may be enabled to give all complete Vol- 

Many are taking advantage ofonr premiurcs. 
AYe are sending out quite number of " Slan in 
Genesis and in Geology,-"' "Eunyan'a Pilgrim's 
Progress," and '•' Trine Immersion" by Eld. B. F- 

Remrmbcr, for the jircsent year wc oSer the 
following inducements : 

For 7 subscribers and |p£.75 we will send i>> 
the getter up of the club, iwst paid, 1 Copy of B. 
F. Moomaw's Trine Immersion. 

For S suhicribei's and >? 10.00, 1 Copy of Bun- 
j-an's Pilgrim's Piogixfs. 

For 10 subscriJjers and §12.50, 1 Copy o* 
Man in Genesis and in Geolog}-, or back Volume 
— -.'oniplete — of Pilgrim, Those getting the 
premiums K-iJi get no free copy. 

All those desiring any of the abf/vc premiums 

Vol. will be eouclud(>d in this ars soon as wo get a ! ^^iii pj^.-ise remind n^ of it, siatinf: the number of 

lUic rtM-jni, 

it;iunt's 'iMit 111. 


tut: PILGKITi, 

X)car Filgrim. — As I :uq, at tirescp.t, Irinie and 
conrinecl to my house, (iKinjc pr.ralyzed with vheu- 
matiiui) I wiil pen a few tiwughts ior tiio Pil- 
crrhn. Mv rjhvsieian :ind itViends were uotibtful 
tif my recovery, but I did not think s<?, as't lek 
that lyy v'oi'ii on earth was not yet ilnislied. — 
Kno,\>-iu;r 4.<hr.t the prayer.-, of the rigiiteous avail- 
pth KiucSi, I sent word to the diiicrent eongrcga- 
tions to jiniy for ine, which was fret-l-:;- eonitilied 
^vith, botli at uiy house and by the churcli. — 
Throii2:li faith in CJod, and the jirayers of the 
dinr-jh, 1 am what I am. 

It was truly encouraging for me (o know that I 
had so manv sympathizers in the faith of Jcjus, 
and niv pravir is that the Lord may bless all 
P«ucb, that I, by the g.r?iee of Go(^, may still bo en- 
.abled to £11 ray place in the ministry as 3 fhep- 
jhcrd to feed the tlock,.and eall sinners to rep>entance 
ibefore tlio trumpet of the Lord shall sound, for it 
■'is written ''Behold I come quickly and my rewarol 
is with mo, to give every man according as his v.'ork 
shall be." Ak these words came to my mind I 
.thought I would get orit of my bc^i and tell sin- 
iJicrs to make haste and llecfrom the wrath tcccijie 
:and be reconciled wit'i God Ijy the word of reoon- 
,ciiiation before the judge comes. Give yourselves no 
■rest day nor night, until yon get the victory over 
your own stubborn will, to renounce the sinful 
plcjisures of the world, with all its lusts, and fix 
your hope u[K)n the Gospel of Christ, wdiieli is the 
];x>wer of GckI unto salvation to all that b^oliove. 

Will you still delay"? •''Oh, ren'.omber what ar- 
dent love and ze^il is due, -while heaven is open to 
.our view." While the Spirit and the Bride saj/ 
ixime, will you still live in sin, which v,"ounds 
■r'hrist afresh, and subvert? the government of 
•Gj&d, and endangers, eternally, the undying soul. 
i\Yill you continue in sin, and thus reject the coun- 
,sel of God against your own soul, refusing the sal- 
vation winch Jesus so dearly bought on Calvary's 
■erijss ? 

:9ipairig agaiust the ofl'ers of love and merej- is 
the greivlest sin that man can commit, for without 
^'cpentftncq there is no pardon, nei-.hcr in tliis world 
;Bor in the world to come. 

''Behold I ooi'iic qnickli.-' Oh, .-.vhcrc, then 
.will the ungodly i\nd the .sinner appetur? "For lo, 
the ereat clav of his w-rath has cotac.arifi who shall 

^may Iiaye lite and ijardon. Forsake all that may 
jSta-LiJ in your \'ray, it be father, mother, 
'wife, liOi!.se or land. .\.ll iliese are not to be com- 
i i>ared v-:hh tiie joys tli^t are unspeakable and full 
of glory. 

i I yfv'iic to t he niinijitcnng brethren to c?chor( IJicir 
congregations not to bo s:itisiicd .wit;].i the form of 
godliness oal^, hut to have the power also. — 
?N ever allow yourselves to bevrcak and sickly, nor 
get sleep}' for want of watchfulao.^s and prayci', 
■'-=Bcl;vpld i TOme quickly."- 


i.H- able 10 stand." Came to Jcsn.^- 

ilc-.t von 

-L>':ar Brethren in Ihc I^ora.—Xy^ von reo nested 
me to Send .jhiireh news occasionally. I will try 
and do so. I inform you that I, in company with 
brother David B, IitAvlaud, left our homes on a 
mission of love to the i'ipe Creek and Beaverdam 
brctljren of Carroll and Fretlerick county, Mri. 
On yundav cveniiig we gto])ped at brother Jaciilli 
Friecly's "',nd had mcetiug in Price's M. IL, 
Antictam church. (!)n Monday niornipg wc start- 
ed for the town of West Minster, arrived at the 
liomeof brother David Gieman and took eupper 
tlicre, then went to town and had preaching in an 
upper room of cousin Jesse Durbin's \\ here Ave had 
quite an interesting; little cunrrre'ration. 

C)ji Tuesday morning wc went to the ^.Icadow 
Br.aach ]\L II. Had meeting there in the A. M. 
and also in the eveiiing. Took dinner' at brother 
Josepli Stoncr's. P. M., went to the of Eeis 
to see our aiflicted sister Beis, friend ii<.i* mother. 
Atthis place wc took supper — after ^'teaching went 
home with sister Engle, she being a widow. "Wu 
tried to remember the language of the apoatlf? 
James. Stayed over night at this place. Next 
Txiorning — \^'cducsday — VtC went* to tlic Sams 
Creek 31. H. — had prcaciiing at 1() A. 31. — after, 
went to the house of brother Peter Lngle for din- 
ner. At tliis place the brethren thought it gooi. 
to separate uSj taking brother Bouland to th^ 
Pipe Creek M. IL, where he preached on Wed- 
nesday evening — took supper in Xew Windsor 
with brother Philip Boyle — Elder of the Pipe 
Creek Chuixh — after ptiaching he Avcut home 
witii brother Scns.iny, also a minister. I -went 
ba 'k ,to Sams Creek, had tweeting same i;,ycning— ;- 
went home Avith brother William Franldin, also 
a minister. Next raorning — Thursdays-went to 
Pil>e Creek M. H. in comjiany ■\v.ifh brotlicr 
Franklin. Here wo met brother iRowland 
— after preaching took dinner with brother 
Ephriatn Stoncr, also a .^inister. Evening had 
preaching- at L'nion Bridge — in sight of brother 
Stoncr's — lodged with him over niij^ht, this being 
the last anrGiutcient iu the Pipe Creek .nrm of tht 
eimroli. " - ^ ■; 

T n K . ri L-a jii m. 


liro. lh'nmJxi'i!{jhs : — I hiive just retuincd from 
a triji, a:if' visit to' the brctlifen near iStockton. 1 

0;i Fi'icl;iy nVoniini^ bi'otiier ami sister .Sfoncr ac- 
co:iii:-:iified tfs to the Heavcni;iin 1<L. li. — had 

preaohiitg at 10 A. ^M.— took dinner with hrotlior j ...eachod Kid. Georcre V/olfe's r.n tl'.e Sth iii=;t. and 
rCoutz. In the evening \vent to our friehd Garb-' ,,,^f T^j.jg^ j;ir.oh j\iil!cr an;"^ L'anir-i Sturgi«, of 
.:r's who resides on the hvn^ that brother Jacob \ ^^^^ i<p,,^|_ j^j^ ^j^,j ^otnc of ovrr bretlireu ■^. 


lor Elder ot" this arm ot'tlic i.diurcli- 

Jived and died, a feu years ago. Old sister Say! 
is still living- and is with friend Garber; who 
iilarried to her dausrhter — a sister — Evening; had | 

~\ Cal. that I had not seen for a long time. Such 
/ i meetings are jiioasant to u^ that are scattered, an 
'"^ ' we are; on the Pacifiic (Jorist; Wo remained to- 
, gothcr attending meetings .is Ibilov.s: the 9th, in 
3)reaching again at the snnie place, and rcniamed i .^g gvcnin-; pnblie preaching bt tUvself, brotlicr 
<-)ver niy;ht with A-iend (farber. HatiJi-day A. M. : ^Volf n„^ j^cob Miller; the 10th. ehnvch conncil 
^lad no preaching— f.pent the day m visiting. A. ' jj,,j ii, ji^f, evenin-, j)iiblio preaching by El. 
iM. went to brothca- -John Pfontz's 
Iner wnh tliem. P. M. went to .David !'' S-> 
Hvherc brother David Pfoutz^^Elder di 

public preacliing by Jijitiers 
'''";" i Stnrgis and j\!iiler. lltli, at 11 o'doeic, public 
->aylerB ■ prea<-hing again by bros. Sturgis and Miller, bro. 
this arm j \yo]f,T closed the seri€-s of meetings with some very 
of the ohurch, met us to have a little friendly in- j appropriate remarks, then the Eldei-s bade the 
Tercoiirse. We took supper with brother Sayler, | (jliiji-cji farewell 
who is also an Elder. From his we went 
to the Good Intent S. H. where we had preaching' 
— NVent home and remained over night v.itli ; 
i)rothc-r David Grossiiickle — a minister. Sunday I 
luortiiJS the bretliren took Hbwland to 

•the Beaverdam M. IT. and I, in company with 
■i)rothcT Sayler ?nd Grossnickle, v.-cnt to the 
Gruntet S. II. aiid liiled an aijpointment' Ai- 

olcnm thought. In the even- 
ing a number of brethren accompanied the two 
brethren to Stockton Mnere they prcaclied again 
ibr us, bro. Wolfe joining them in the exercise. 
Wo remained with them until ne;tf noon the 12th 
iiiBt:, when thtt took the train horaev.ard t'ound. 
We hope the mercies of our Heavenly Fatlier 
may attend them on their journey home, tliat thej 


, may again meet those that are near and dear unto 

ter preaching, returned to the house of old sister I them bv the ties of nature, as well as ckristiau 

Stoners for dinner whore we also met brother j j^y^^ 


Ardiocli Cal. 

Ilowland again. Evening, again hf.d preaching j 

in the Bsavcrdara M. II., this being ortr ap- ; 

iiointmcnt in this arm of the church. After r^ -n-i • c^- i ^ i. 

^ ,. , , ■ -ii u 1 TT Q 1 i Dear iduTtin : bi nee m.v last report, our com- 

.'preachin'!; went home with brother jlenry . "wavier i . *^ . i" ••st- it i 

^ •='v^ 1 -1 -a 1 • 1 ■• I rr.union season cafne oti. We had a very pleas- 

— a ininil?*:<?r — and remained with Inm during ; ^ n .i t t> tt .l • r i.' \ 

,^1 . ,, r\ AT ]■ • K 1- 1- 1' : ant season. Jirotlicr J. 1. Iletric oi Armstrong 

tlie niffht. Un Mondav morning we bade lare- -r, i ; ,i t n t o ■ i ^ j l i.i 

,1 J i' ^ 1 1 ' 1 \\T^ e^ 1 CO., Pa., brother J. ii. E. Swmehart and brother 

Mel! and startotl homeward. \\ ent as icr as bro- i ^, ' j'-r> i i c ru ■ ^i • • ,. ■ i j.> 

,1 J, -1 1 ? 1 7 1 • • .ii, \ Lonrad Kaliler of Oino, were the ministerial force, 

iher Abrara ohoekv s — had in the Am- L^ , i i i r ■ i i- 

1 -,T TT \ 1 -u 1 u 1 OI 1 I Irulv we had a large lorce in nr.snbcrs lor car 

Mcrdara M. H., a house built by brother bhocky i , - r^ .• i ^ j i tt i u 

, , , , ' , f. 1 I 1 1 'place. (Jur meeting lasted seven davs. ihebreth- 

belore he became a member of the churcn, thus | ^^^ pleached the word with ^JOiwV and demon- 

shov.-ing a liigJi regard for the church of which he j stration of the spirit and six were added to the 

5s now a m€rQi)or. This M. H. is in the Antic- 
Ifam district. Tuesday, went as far as Grecncastle 
till noon and took dinner with brother Joshua 
Skeggs ; from thence home, where we found all 
w<^l. Thank the Lord for his goodness and kind 
prortection over us and our families during our ab- 
senci. We tender our love to one and all of 
our dear breilircn £nd sistorsvarnongwhom wc pai3 
this mission of love, also our drar friends, and cs- 
pccialty our dear cousins in Westminster, some of 
whom Wc think arc Laboring under conviction. — 
May tiic Ivord ooijvert thcal is my prayer. 

On th-c above mission of love Wc were absent 
from horafo ten days and filled sixteen appoint- 
-ment.s Gkorgk MoruKn. 

flock ; five by baptism and one restored. 

I have since visited Armstrong and Jefferson 
cbttnties Pa., on a mifsion of love. Had very 
pleasant meetings at Kedbank, Pine Run, and 
Ellonberger'g school house, also at Cowan-shannoc; 
had one ajipoiutment. Found the members well 
generally, and mostly zealous in the cause of the 
Master. " Fraternally, John Wie^; 

Dear nigriiii : Since my last I spent somd 
days with tlie brethren at the long meadows 
Waj^hington Co., Md., trying to promote the caui;c 
of Jesus. The meetings were well attended — 
muoh interest manifested, out and inside of the 
church. Two were received into ibllowship, a 
few more ra.ide application?, and some bthert 
were deeply impressed, and hope they may sooii 
chot>se their portion wil^i the people of God, 

P. F. Goop. 

Wayneslxyro, I'o. 


T K K r I L fr i; 1 M . 

Z/ear Filgrira : I am much pleased with jour 
visits to my lamily. You have been very regular 
ia your weekly returns, and often liavc you solic- 
ited of ma some racss-ige of love to bear to other 
pilgrims. It was not for a vi ant of lova that I 
have thus far denied, but on account of being bu- 
sily engaged and, perhaps, a little negligent. 

I want you to continue your visits as hertto- 

fore and I will try and drop an occasional word of 

cheer for your pages. 

I inform you that the Eretliren of Upper Con- 

owagj district have agreed to hold a series of meet- 

VAN3IETER.— Ai?o in the Logan Bracch, Lagan Co . 
Ohio, Oct. 21st, 1«70, William K., infant s'^n of brotUiT 
John and sister Martha Vanmeter, .aged 2 j-ears, i month 
and 3 days. 

FuneraL services by the T.-riter, from Mark 10:15, IC. 

J. L. FiiASTz. 

ELLEK.— In the Tenmilt; congregation, Washington Co., 
Pa., Oct. t'th, 1S70, Sister Mary Magdalene EUer, Rged 
8S years, 3 months and 20 days. 

PIIEASTER.— In same congregation, Sept. 28th, 1 870. of 
dropsy, sister Catharine Pheaster, wite of brother Jogeph 
Pheaster, about CO years of age. 

Sister Pheaster was with us on Saturday in Council 
Meeting and seemed much better than she had been for 
some six weeks, and Sunday morning- she was found dead 
in bed. Thus in an hour whci^ we think not of danger. 

ings aind have called upon brother D. P. Sayler of I ileath may come. Therefore be always ready, 
ild., and Michael Bushman of Gettysbiu-g, Pa., 
to assist us. Brother Sayler arrived on Saturday, 
Dec. 24th., and brother Bushman on Sunday the 
25tli. They are still laboring with us in the Mas- 
ter"- cause, and not without effect. Our meetings 
are largely atteuddd, much interest manifested, and 
the prospects encouraging. Effectual impressiens 
sosms to have been made; so much so that a num- 
ber of sinuers have resolved to serve satan no lon- 
ger. We have several applications for baptism 
already, and expect many more before our laeet- 
ing closes. Brother Sayler has promised to remain 
with us until Monday, June 2d, 1871. 

Now dear brethren, do you suppose that our 
Master will be t:atisfied with us if we rest on our 

airs during the long winter season while poor 

.90uls are starving for the bread of life, and wait- 
ing for a little encouragement to forsake sin ? Let 

us make every effort that we j^ossibly can to call 

sinners into the fold of Jesus. And you dear 

Pilgrim take this with you wherever you go that 

other pilgrims may take courage on their way to 


.^fter our meeting closes I will give j'ou a full 

report. May God bless the efforts now being 


Adam Hollikgeb. 


8H0RTZ. — At the residence of her son-in-law, Peter Kel- 
ler, in Logan Co., Ohio, Sept. 25th, 1870, Magdalena 
Shortz, aged about 82 years and 6 months. 
Sha was a faithful member of the Omish Church. Fu- 
neral services by David Plank, minister of the Omish 
clitut;h, in Gkriiian, and the writ-er in EngliBh. Text, 2 
Tim., 4tJi chap., 6-6. 

John "Wise. 

REICHARD.-In the Manor Church, Washington Co., 
Sid., sister Catharine Reichard, aged 85 years, 6 months 
and 29 days. 

She was the "consort of brother Daniel Reidiard, who 
died in 1839. Ihe object of this obituary deserves, per- 
haps, more than a passing notice. She was born in Han- 
over township, Dauphin Co., Pa., in 17S5, was married 
and removed with her husband to Washington Co., Md, 
in 1808. In 1809 she, with her husband, became a member 
of the Church, and was numbered with the fold of Christ 
for a period of 62 years. She was a zealous and active 
member of the church until debarred from active service 
by the infirmities of advanced life, and m every sense of 
the term, she was a "mother in Israel." She superintend- 
ed her department of the Annual Sleeting held at her hus- 
band's house in 1827, and according to her own narra- 
tive, very few of the then standard bearers (ministering 
brethren) are now living. Brother Peter Nead (then a 
young man) is the only one on this side of the Jordan of 
death, of whom -she had any remembrance. She had 18 
children, five of whom have preceded her to the grave ; 
67 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. She h&s 
gone, we fondly trust, to reap the fruit of her labor, with 
he redeemed in the Paradise of God. 

"She hath gone up the starry pathway, 

That all the blessed have trod ; 
She glcaneth the milk white lillies, 

That fringe the river of God. " 

T. B, 

ICompanion s,nd yisitar please copy.] 

HESS. — In the Upper Conawsgo Chirrch, Adams Co., 
Pa', Dec. 24, 1870, sister Polly Hess, aged 69 years, 7 
months and 6 days. 
She was a widow, and had with her, two grandelxildren. 

The children having went to bed before her death, it was 
not known until the nest morning about 8 o'clock, whea 
she was found sitting on her rocking chair, dead. Illr 
death was caused by apoplexy. 

WALER. — Also in our neighborhood, on the same morn- 
ing of the above, our near neighbor Henry Waler, while 
washing himself for breakfast, suddenly feU to the flooTi 
and died without ever speaking. 

On Monday, the 26th, both were followed to the same 
graveyard by a large number of people. 

Adam HoiuxasE. 

1 1 - ^sr 

T HE I' I L G R I hi 


Brother Kagarice, afterspeakin^ very commend- 
atory of the Pilgrim aud the Filgriia Pudding (as 
lie calls it) a receipt of which we gave in No 42, 
Bays: Brethren Editors, we will still continue to 
Ijok to you for good things uot only of a temporal 
nature, but more especially ipiritual. May the 
Lord bless and guide you iu preparing such food 
as may be sweet to the soul. Ncthing tiistea sweet 
er to us thau a pure gospel sermon, saturated in the 
blood of Christ. So then you see we have already 
been benefited by subscribing for the Pilgiim. 
Pilgrim. But in order that we may be profited 
by it, we must read it carefully, and then fallow out 
its directions, i have no doubt but v.hat we may 
lind something in every uumber that will be worth 
the money we pay for it. Let not one number pass 
by, if possible, without knowing its c^ontents. 

I now have something to offer lor the benefit of 
thc.readers of the Pilgrirn, and that is the ITALIAN 
IIOXEY BEE. W« look upon the honey bee as be- 
ing a special blessing of God conferred to man, for 
we find that God provided the harbinger of Christ 
with the means of subsistence from the treasured 
stores of this'most wonderful insect. Thus we read: 
"And his meat waa locusts and wild lioney." There- 
fore, since honey formed a prominent link in the 
chain of the means of redemption we ought to be 
encouraged in the prosecution of Apiculture. 

In conclusion I would say that I have how Ital- 
ianized all my own bees, and all in the neighbor- 
hood, at considerable trouble and expense, and find 
them to be far superior to the native black bee, 
and am uow prepared to rear any desired number 
of pure luilian Queens for sale the coming season. 
All those desiring them should order early as my 
rule is, first comes, first served. 

Early Queens can be introduced in some stocks 
before swarming, so that after swarming, both the 
old and young stocks are italianized. No orders 
will be registered without the money. If any 
should happen to have mated with black droues, 
I will replace her by sending another. They will 
be sent by mail — safe arrival warrented if not 
more tiian one day's travel from the Rail Road 
F?tatlon. Price $2.50 each. Directions for in- 
troducing Queens will be sent with each Queen. 
Address, Daniel Kagarise, New Enterprise, Pa. 


The brethren of Dry Valley, JlitBin co., Pa., 
iotend, the Lord willing, to hold a series of meet- 
ings in the Dry Valley Meeting House, commenc- 
ing on the evening of the 26th of Jan. 1871. 
There is an iovitation extended, cs]XK:ially to our 
ministering brethren to be with us at that time. 

Jacob Moiileh. 


r.ed whoa: 


Whilo " 




Corn, yellow 


Oats, Western ' 


Oats, Pennsylvania 



White whea* 

Red -wheat 









Rc-d ^Vhcat 


Choice Whit« 


Corn — old 


'• nevr 






Barky $1 

13a?il. n 


Eld. J. M. Wolf, Samuel Nehr, Wm. A. 
Murray, Jno. Kni.sly, Peter Kollar, David Hil- 
derbraud, Emanuel Bechtal, S. J. Garber, Mrs. 
Anna Boyer, Sarah Rohrer, Jacob Grossnickle, 
Geo. Wood, Eld. Jacob Mohler, 3Iary Shcllobcrger, 
Ephraim W. Stoner, J. L. Frantz, D. II. Brum- 
baugh, Samuel SoUeuberger, Lewis Sell, Michael 
Keller, A. J. Correll, J. M. Mohler, Jacob P. 
Naff, Mrs. Lydia Snavolv, Jacob Ilolsopple, A. 
Bowers, D. H. Miller, Wm. Malory, Eld, Jacob 
Steel, Christian Ness, S. J. Garber, Annie S. 
Miller, M. Snyder, J. C. Layman, D. O. Brum- 
baugh, Wm. Pannebaker, Jacob Hollinger, D. M, 
Foglesomer, John Smith, A. H. C-'assel, John M. 
V/ells, Geo. II. Swigart, Rudolph B. Reigert, 
Jacob Weaver, Samuel Miller, C. J. Miller, S. 
Ryman, Daniel Brower, J. N. Gripe, II, W, 
Shenk, JIargaret Deardorf, John Spanogle, Joel 
Sherfy, Adam Hollinger, Jonathan M. Alcorn, 
Eld. John Murray, Wra. M. Lichtenwalter, 
Louisa Sappington, John Arnold, Jacob Kinsel, 
Henry Beclman, Mojcs Miller. 


TICE^LOXG.— Onthc 1st of Dec, 1870, by A. Bowers, at 
the residence of the bride's father, Soloman D. Tice, of 
Lebanon Co., Pa., and Emnia B. Long, of Clinton C-o., 

KELLER— PFOUTZ.— On Sabbath, December the S5tU 
at the house of brother Miller, Back Creels Congregatloa, 
by George Mourcr, George Keller to Susan J. Pfo'.-tz, 
all of Franklin Co., Pa. 

CLINE— K^'IESELY.— On Thursday, the 3flth Instant, 
at the residence of the bride's parents near Tat««»illo, 
by Henry Hershberger, brother John Clinc (c Mi« 
Christina KnieBelv, boti of Bsdford Co., Pa. 

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Trine Immersion. 

fcistitssion on trine immersion, by letter, between Elder 
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to continue to make our weekly visits to pilgrisi homer- 
bringing with us such news as may bo for their good and 
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spirit of lore and liberty, the principlesoftrtle Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among- 
us as brethren ; the cncoitragement of the pilgrim on his- 
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of our cliildren— carefully avoiding everything that may 
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The first Session of Salem College, situated at Bourbon, 
Marshal County, Ind., for Ladies and Gentlemen, will be- , 
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There will be two departments in the institution, an : 
Academic, for preparing students for the College and 
a CoUecnate, in which instruction will be given m tne 
Hiihcr Branches. For further particulars, address 

O VT. MniiEB, A, M.. Prestdent. ■ 

Bourbon, Ind. ■ 

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pavable at Huntingdon, are also perfectly safe. 
Where ncitlier of these can be had it may be sent 
in registered letters. Small amonnts- cac be re- 
mitted bv letter, if put ift carefQllr ^d weli 
sealed. Addres-s H. B. BrtaJjibatigh Jatnf-s Creek, 


H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh EiIUots. 
J. B. Bbujibaugh ife Co. rubliskers. 

Eld. D. p. Satlkr, BouMc Pipe C,-jck, Md. ) ^on Ei 
Eld. Leonard Fckry, Kcic Enterprise, Fa. i 

VOL. 2. 


NO. 2. 


For every battle of the warrior is with confused 
noise, and garments rolled in blood ; but this shall be 
with burning and fuel oi fire. (Isaiah 9:5.) 

Mr. Russel, in his letter to the Loudon 7mcs 
descriptive of the battle field of Sedan, says : 
"The troopers, brilliantly led, v.eut right on- 
ward in a cloud of dust, but when they were 
within a couple hundred yards of the Prus- 
sians one simultaneous volley burst out of the 
black front and fl:mk, ^Yhieh enveloped all in 
smoke. They were steady soldiers that pulled 
trigger there. Down came horse and man ; 
the army was ruin utterlyid. There was lefl 
in front of that deadly infantry but a heap of 
white and gray horses — a terrace of dead and 
dying dismounted men, and flying troopers, 
who tumbled at every instant. More total dis- 
sipation of a bright pageantry could not be. | 
There was another rude scene yet to come. I 
could scarce keep the field glass to my eyes as 
the second and last body of cavalry— which , 
was composed of light horse also— came than- J 
dcrlng up from the hollow. They were not 
so bold as the men on the whitj hoi-ses, whoj 
fell, many of them, at the very line of bayo- 
nets. The horses of these swerved as they! 
came upon the ground covered with carcasses, i 
and their line was broken, but the squadron 
leaders made straight to death. I will not] 
dwell on the topic, but ask yon readers to be ' 

I content with the assurance that no human ey: 
I ever rested on such revolting objects as were 

presented by the battle field around Sedan. — 
i Let them fancy of colored rags glued 
I together with blood and brains, and pinned into 
, strange shapes by fragments of bones. Let 

them conceive men's bodies without, legs 

I without bodies, heaps of human entrails at- 

j tached to red and blue cloth, and disembcwel- 

I ed corpses in unlforai, bodies lying about in all 

I attitudes, with skulls shattered, faces blown 


j off, hips smashed, bones, flesh anil gay clothing 

j all pounded together as if brayed in a mortar, 

I e-^ctending for miles, not very thick in one j 


place, but recurring perpetually for weary 

hours, and then they cannot, vvitii the most | 

vivid imagination, come up to the sickening ! 

reality of the butchery. No nightmare could i 

■ . I 

be so frightful. Several times I came on spots ! 

where there were two horses lying dead to- 
gether in, killed by the same frag- 
ment. Several times 1 saw four, five, and six 
men, lour five and six horses, all killed by the 
explosion of one projectile, and in one place 
there lay no less than eight French soldiers 
who must have been struck down by the burst- 
ing of a shell over a company, for they lay .t 1 
round in a circle, with their feet inwards, each 

shattered in the head or chest by a piece o. 
shell, and no other dead being vv'ithin one hun- 
daed yards of tiicm." 

THE P 1 L G E I M . 

This, dear reader, is a fair exhibition ot" tlje| 
Scripture wliicii iieads this dismal picture. Some 
(if }'ou who Jiave never seen rude pictures may 
suppose Mr. Russel has ov€rdra'i?n, or cxaggerat- 
pd his account, but any one that has seen a hard 
fought battle field will have no such a thought. — 
On the South Mountain, Autictam and Gettys- 
burg battle fields I have seen tlie same sights. — 
Men with the tend taken off by a cannon shot, 
fibers cut in tv/ain, while .some were torn into frag- 
ments. Several lying on the field with the v>'alls 
of the ribdomsn torn away and their bowels lying 
out, and the men. yet living. One man in the 
field hospital with one half of his face below the 
br.iin shot away ; and this man in" that " condition 
Tyould go.inctimGS get up and walk round, and 
then He down again. At one place east of our 
Sharpsbiirg Meeting-hoaso on a Eqnars of 25 feet 
lay 27 dead rebels. 

But why dwell vu such scx-nes? Let us turn to 
the Christian's ■picture which follo^^s the verse 
.'ibove : "For unto us a child is born, unto ns a 
son is given ; and the Government shall be upon 
his shoulder : and his name shall be called "VYonder- 
fal, Counsellor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, The I^ince of Peace. Of tlic increase of 
his government and peace there shall bo no end." 
Dear reader, which of the two governments will 
yviU choose to serve in. 

D. P. Savi-er. 


A Wisconsin Eocular paper contains the follow- 
ing good story : 

One who docs not believe in imnicrsion fo.' bap- 
tism was holding a protracted meeting, and one 
night preached on the subject of baptigm. Lj the 
oourse of his remarks he said: So2ne believe it nec- 
essary to go down into the water, and come out of 
the water baptized. But this he claimed to be a fal- 
lacy, for the preposition '"into" of the Scriptures 
t^hould b<! rendered differently, as it does not mean 
into at all times. "Moses," he said, "we are told, 
went up into the mountain, and the Savior was ta- 
ken into a high raountain, etc. Jnow we do not 
s tppose that either went into the mountain, btit up- 
on it. So ^vith going down into the water, it means 
simply going down to, or near to the water, and 

being baptized in the ordinary way by sp.rinkling. 

He carried this idea cut fully, and indue season 
and style closed his discourse, when an invitation 
was given to anv who felt disposed to rise and ex- 
press their thoughts. Quite a ntimbcr of the brcth - 
ren arose and said they were glad that they hai 
been present on this occasion, that they were well 
pleased with the sound sermon they had jast heard, 
and felt their souls greatly blessed. Finally a cor- 
pulent gentleman of Teutonic e.\:tractvon, a stranger 
to a}], arose and broke a silence, that wa=?- almoet 
painful, as follows : 

"Mister Breacher.I ish so glad 1 vasli here tO' 
night, for I has had explained to my min't some 
tings T never could pelief before. Y^e reat, Mr 
Breacher, that Tanicl v,-as cast into ten of lions, and 
came out alife. Now, I neber could pelief dat, for 
dc wilt peasts mtjuM shus eat him up right off ; now 
it ish ferry clear to my min't. He vast sljust close 
pv or near to, and tid net get ioto de ten at all. 
O, I vash so glad I vash liere to night'. 

Again we read da.t dc Hebrew children vast cist 
into de flrish furnace, and dat, sir, alwaish look't 
like a peek story, too, for they would have poen 
purn't up ; put it ish ail plain to my mrn*tnow,for 
they were shust cast close py or near to the fim}> 
furnace. O, 1 vasii so glat I vash here to-night! 

And den Mr Breacher, it ish said dat Jonah was 
cast into the sea and into de wlialesh pelley. Now 
I never could [^lief dat. It alwaish seemed te mo 
to be a peek feesh story, ]»nt it is all plain to my 
min't now, he vash not taken into dc whale's pel- 
ly at all, but shustshumpid on to his pack and rode 
ashore. O, I vash so glat I vash here to-night. 

And now, Mr. BrcTacher, if you will .shust ex- 
plain two more pashages of Scriptures I shall pe, 
O, iiappy that I vas here to-night. One of them 
is vere it saish dc wicked shall pe cast into a lake 
dat purns with fre and brimstone always. Ol 
Mister Breacher, shall I pe cast into that lake if I 
am wicked, or shust close py or near to, shust near 
enough to be comfortable? O! I hopes you tell 
me I shall })c cast shust by a. good way ottj and I 
will be so glat as I vas here to-night! 

The other bashage is that which sish, plessed 
are they who do these commandments, that they 
have a right to the tree of life and enter in througti 
the gates into the city. O! tell me I shall gots in- 
to the city and not just close py or near to, shust 
near enough to see what I have lost, and I shall 
be so glad I vas here to-night! 

He sat down with the impression made on many 
minds present, that it would do to take the Bible 
for onlv what it clc.?ir!v savs. 

H. B. & GEO. BEUMBAUGH, Editors, 

J. B. BSUMBAUGH & OO.^PuMisliers. 

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CiEST ti-SB^ARSS ^mc«r ^^^ 








£>car Pill/run: — By your pevniissioii 

for Trie Pilgrim, j'triie spiritual meaning of those ancient prophocio* 

AN EXTRACT. . ! wliicli (if Jows) Ihcy iiadliitherlo internreted of a 

i • ■ *■ 

.,, j human conqncrcr anci an f-arthlv kinjrilon). Thi^ 
i will I . '■ - & 

, , r urri r ■(■ . i instruction, howevor, took place (7/7fr baptism, not 

cive j'our readers an extract jrom "Ihcijite anct ■ j, . , , . "^ r > 

V, . ,, f a>.T> } \ .} k> . T\^ T P^n,- I bcioro it; and herein we remark a great and strlk- 
Epi.^tles of btPaul, bv the Rev. W.J. <-on)-|. ,. , , 

V. y.r ^ T ^ 1- u PT ■ v r< 11 , ! mg dillerene.e from the subsequent usaw of the 

bcaro M. A. Late i'ollow ot Innity College, and 1 ,,r ■• , -r, , ^ , 

.Li r. • T c' tr -AT A o • • 1 r ti „ I '^^""°"- J-' "r, not long after the tune of tlieapos- 

the Rev. I. &. Howson, M. A. Principal of the | . . . . . ^ ^ 

^, ,, . ^ T i-. ^- T ■ 1 •' ir- 7 ji '< ''^^) '■"^ pnnntivo practice m this respect was 

Collegiate- Institution, Liverpool. IlH/h aidkor- \ , / -, . ,, , 

., . ,, -r, . , , ! . /. " 1- I corapletelv reversed ; m all cases the convert was 

iti/ m the Mipiscopcd chwrh. Alter speaking on | ,. ," , 

: „, , ^ 0^1 1 1 ii I subjected to a long course of prehniinarv instnio- 

thc omccs, and omeers ot the church, thcv sav : ; . , , , , . , , - ' 

j tioa beiore lie was admitted to baptism, and in 
"Having thus brieffy attempted to describe the | ^^^^^ instances the catechumen remained unbap- 
offices of the Apostolic church, ^ye pass ^o ^ ^ij^^^ ^ill the hour of death ; for thus Jie thonaht 
4lie consideration of its ordinances. Of these, the : ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^j^^ strictness of a Christian life, and fan- 
thief ^yere, of course, those two sacraments ordain- | ^jg^ ^hat a death-bed baptism would act magicallv 
ed by Christ himself, which have been the horit- j ^.p^,, j,;, s^;i.;t„;a condition, and insure his^salva'- 
age of the Universal Cliurch throughont all sue- 1 tio„. The Apostolic practice of immediate bap- 
cceding ages. The sacrament of Baptism was re- ! ti,,,, ^^.^^ij, i,.,^ it been retained, have guardc<l 
garded as the door of entrance into the Christian | ^^^^ c'hnrcli from so baneful a superstition. 
Churcli, and was held to be so indispensable that ^y^ ^^q^, f^om the Gospel that the uew con- 
"it could not be omitted even in the of Paul. ..p^ts were baptized in the name of the Father. 
We have seen that although he had been called | ^„,| „(• ^x,c Son, and of tlie Holv Ghost. And ai^^ 
t<) the apostelship by the direct intervention of i .^r the performance of the sacrament, an outwojci 
Christ himself, yet he was commanded to receive | ^ig,, ,,.^5 gj^.^jj ^jj^t God was indeed present with 
baptism fit the hands of a simple disciple. In or- } jHe ciuirch, through the mediation of the Son,' 
diuary cases, the sole condition required for baptism | j,i the person of the Spirit ; for the baptized con- 
was, that the person to be baptized should acknowl- 
fdgc Jesus as the Messiah, declared to^be the Son 
of God with power, by his resurrection from the 
dead. In this acknowlcdgcnicijt was virtual])' 
involved the readiness of the new converts to sub- 
mit to the guidance of those whom Christ had ap- 
pointed as theapastles and teachers, of His Church, 
and we find that they were subsequently instruct- 
in tlio truth of christianifv, and were tauq-ht tire 

verts, when the Apostles had laid their hands on 
them, received .some spiritual gift, either the pow- 
er of working miracles, or of sjjsaking with tongues 
bestowed upon each of them by Iliui who devid- 
cth to every man severally as He will. It \h 
needless to add that baptism was admi list-cixxl bv 
immersion, the convert being plunged :)cneath the 
snrfoce 0^ the water to rejircsont His kvnlh (o .ti e 
life of <iii, and tlioii raised froiu th U'.cnifxlury 


T HE r I L G E, I M 

burial to represent His resurrection to the life of 
rigjteoif5;ied3. It must be a subject of regret that 
the Lrer.i.-il disuontinuauee of tliia oria-inal furni of ' shall follow their ueniicions wuv:! ; bv rervson of 

shall bring in damnalile heresies, even deriving 
tnc Tjord that bou£rht thenj, «ii'.'' " And raan^ 

whom the way of truth shall be evil spokeu of.'' 
2 Pet. 2 : 1-3. Sometimes wo are led by charity 
to think tiic advocates of infant sprinkling are ig- 
Jiorant of tha truth of Apostolic believers Baptism 
&c. itow wrong, and out of place this charity. 
Here wc have two inen, cniinctU in learning, whn 
the Apo.itolic Cir.ii-ch obeyed their Lord's coni ! being not satisfied with the translation of th^ 
inind : ' Do this in remojnbranco of me.' Indeed i Scriptures made by the church in which they are 
it would °oeaj that originally these comman meals • ministers, made a translation of St Paul's epistles 
were eudeJ, as thdt memorable feastat Emmaushad j theiBselves. They know that the Apostolic order 
been, by its celebratiouj so that, as at the first to ; of Christianity was, to teach the first, principles oi 

Eaptism (though ifH;rhaps necessary in our novth- 
f.rti climate) has rendered obscure to popular ap- 
prchensiou some very important passages of scrip- 

Witii regard to the other sacramCiit, we know 
both iVom' the Acts and the Epistles how carefully 

those two disciples, tlieir Lord's presence wris 
daily made known unto tliose in the breaking 
brei I. S.ibse quently the commuuica was admin- 
i3tjiv,\l at the close of the public feasts of love at 
wiiieh the christians met to fealiis their fellow- 
ship one with another, and to partake together 
rieli and poor, master and slaves, on equal terms 
ofthi commoii meal. But this practice led to 
abuses, as we se3 in the case of the Corinthian 
Giiureh, when the very idea of the ordinance was 
Violated 'oy the providing of different food for the 
rich and poor, and where some of the former were 
even guilty of intemperance. Conse("|uent]y a 
change was made, and the communion adminis- 
tered before instead of after the meal, and finally 
soperated from it altogolher. * * * * 

Eut whatever were the other acts of devotion in 
which tliese asseniblics were employed, it seems 
probable that the daily worship always concluded 
v.'iththe celebration of the Il-eiy Communion. And 
as in this the members of the Church expressed 
and realized the closest followship, not only with 

the doetriuc of Christ ; aud then baptize the taught 
believer by plunging him under the surface of the 
water, in the name of the Fatlier, and of tlie Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost, and afterwards teach thcro 
all things, &c., etc. Contrast this knowledge 
with their teaching and practice, and the conclu* 
sion is forced upon you that they are false teachers 
who bring in damnable heresies, even denying the 
Lord in His gospel. And sad to think that, " mi- 
ny do follow their pernicious way, by- reason of 
whom the v/ay of trutli is evil spoken of." 

The Edme may truthfully be said of them, with 
every sect that practices as they do, in reference to 
the Lord's SuppRi',,and the Communion. Tbesfe 
here admit that they knov; that the Apostolic or- 
der was first a. full meal in the feast of love, and at. 
the close df itj the communion ; and that before 
they partook of this they ^ai'e eaoA other the kiss 
ofpcaci", (as the true believers still do). Dear 
readers of the P11.GRI.M, you who are intelligent 
men and women, who are able torcad, think, and 
believe for yourselves, what do you think of such 

-their risen Lord, but also with each other, so it teachers? Do you not think it is high time to 
was customary to symbolize this latter union by awake out out of sleep, and obey the comraand- 
the interchange of the kiss of peace before the sac- ments of the Lord, and thereby not only saveyotif 
rament, a practice to which StPaul frequently al- soul, bat also add acotber witness to the truth? 
ludes.'' These say, " It niUBt be a subject of regret that 

For the informatien of the feiders of the Pil- 1 the general discontiaaance of this original form of 
GBIM I have made this long extract, to show them I baptism (though perhaps necessary in oiir north- 
thc truth of what StPaul says. "But there were era climates) has rendered obscure to popular ap- 
false prophets also among the people, even as there 1 prehension some very important passages of scrip' 
eh-dl be false teachers among you, who privil- i tute." "PeiD^born of wattr and of the spirit," 



ftnd " Buried with Chri.-.t. in bnptism," arc poir.e 
»)t'thc cbscjifc passage*! of KTipturo to jxipular fip- 
nrehension tiiey sjK'ak of, sprinkiing for baptism, 
resider these nicaniiig Icag. The only reason they 
give in form of its dLscontinuance is, j^c'i'haps i{ 
y:as nc^ensary in our northern climate. It is 
through coiirteousgess, wit'i feigued Mord;*, says 
Peter, tiisit {.'jfiy nsiike nic?ehq,ndisc of you. 80 do 
these. Will any of you be deceived by them? 

In justification of the discontinuance of thi3 rboEts 
pi' love they say : " But this practice letl to abuses 
»B we sec in the case of the Corinthian Church," 
j&c. " Conse<^^uontls' a change was made, and the 
admini'ici-ed before instead of after the nKal, and 
Anally separated from it altog' ther.'"' The ques- 
tion is, who made the change? Wiio separated 
J^hem? I^ot tiie Apostles. f:?tl'aul corrected tlic 
above in his dfiy, but did not discontinue its use, 
'' For what God has joined together, let not man 
|)ut asunder," The cljiingc was ma'do b_v the failsc 
teacliers who finally have brought in Peter's dam- 
nable heresies,who thus deny the Lord in His gospel. 
*' Of the kiss of peace before the eonimunion." They 
say in justification of its discon^n'uance. It would 
have been well if th,e inward love and harmony 
,of the church had really corresponded with the 
jontward manifestation of it in this touching cere- 
mony. But this was not the case," &e. The 
grand clement in the christian religion is lovfi 
and instead of laboring togotiier with God that it 
may exist, and prevail in His church, you take 
;3way the token of it. \V«11 did tlifi apostles say : 
"" Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth 
not, and theif 4ai};iB.?4.iou sluHjbcrcth not." " The 
Lord knoweth how to deliycr the god!}' out of 
temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day 
of judgment to Ue punished.. Btjt chiefly them 

that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncloan«cs.=, 
and despise government. Presumptuous a.ic they, 
^elfwillcd, thev are lujt afraid to .speak evil of dig- 
nities." 2 Petl 2 : 0, JO, p. P. SAYLeK, 

rS>^T»— rT=T— 

If -wework upon marblcj ii w'H perish; if we 
work upon brass, time will crji.tcbU it into dust ; 
but if we work upon iramortaJ ipipda — if we imbue 
ihiera with principles; with the jnst fearof God and 
our fellow-men — we engrave on those tabletfi some- 
thing which will brijjlitftn to rdl etcrnitr. 



liCpent ye, fof the Kingdom of HraTcn is at hand. 

liopentancc. — "Wliat is it? Is it sorrow? Ja- 
voluntari!}- we -answer yes. But it is not the 
kiiid of sorrow we feel when wc have ruthlessly 
injured another, and, for fear of unpleasant results 
say "excuse me," or "I beg pardon." This is 
forgotten in a moment that must last through p> 
lifetime in order to prove its truth and steadfast- 
ness. Every one who is not an infidel feels a 
pang of reinorse at liaving sinned, more or less 
severe, in accordance with his state of iniquit3'. 

Tlic accusing voice of eonscicnci? is rarely, en- 
tirely stilled v;hllc life lasts; and, so long as "the 
still small voice witliin" continues its -visits, so 
long must there be a feeling of sorrov,- at wrong-r 
doing; but it is quickly banished, and, rushing 
headioi?g i.rf^(j deeper sinks of iniquity, until the 
voice rcjiroves no longer, and tlse sinner is allow-, 
ed to jiursuG the even tenor of his way. 

True repcntijnce takes a hold of the heart that 
can never bo broken, and then the approving 
voice of God in om- souls is heard, and there is no 
desire left for sinning ; although the foot of the 
surest will sometime.? slip. How e£.=ily it is to 
distinguish bjetw,G;en the true christian and he who 
would feel quite indignant did wc .$ay lie was not 
one, but when we search deep down into the 
depths of his heart wc can discover the altars 
erected to Baal, whereon "honor," and not Christ, 
is vv-or^hipped. This man will not d-arc break the 
ortkodox rules of the church of which lie may bi^ 
a member, or if ho inadvertently should do so, 
his " repentance " is ;xt once seen, for it is made to 
be visible to othei-s, and has no depth or siaccrif_y_ 
Such is the Phaiise.e, whos.e religion is madp and 
s.ypported to be seen of men, and to enable the 
professor to say '" I am better than you." 

Look deep down into your heart and search ail 
the corners thereof, and discover wliethcr or not 
there are some "little" sins unrepented of, some 
" trifling" inadvertenclGo which were put aside 
"for a more convenient season." Ie is such aa 
these, rav df>ar brethren which start the rook 



M-hich ooral-Jike, rises into the huge rcct", upon | ninnberwl with the pde nations of the dead, and 
■vvhich HO many ^.ivc-s arc lost. ' ^^'^ sleeping beneath the clods of the valley. — 

It is not the mere sorrow fur .'.iue coinmitted j '^''^'f^''"'- thought' Yv e are no more permitted t« 
rhat constitute.^ true I'cpcntance, but the resolve, ! ^ce their friendly faces, and to have sweet onvor- 
epringing from the heari and going up to God' 

ears, tiicre to he regi.stered with the many high 
resolve.s made in tiiis world in the eternal book; 
tlie book from whose pages w"o niiLst rea^l our whole 
lives, seen as well as unseen. Be very oat'eful. 
then, thatj'ou mistak-c not .sorrow for repentance. 

sation in this life with thera though ever so dear 
and near to them by kindred ties. Yes, it is triio 
some of tiie elosest ties of relationship have been 
severed by the icy grasp of death, causing sorrow, 
grief and anguish of soul to the bereaved . who 
looked upon their forsaken conditio.n as almost 

and so go on dceoiving yourself; and allowing the i impossible to bear. Husbands parcod from their 
fdm to gradually cover your cyc« until it becomes ! wives, anl wives froai their huib.'inds ; childr.o.n 
the blinding cataract, and a painful and severe fi"o:n their parjnti, and parents from their chil- 
surgieal operation is ueces-sary to remove the uu-dren;. broth 3r from sister, and sister from brother; 

Jicalthv mass. 

friends from 

"cneir re 

Liiives, an.l companions fron 

It is much easier to avoid the appcarauec of! their assojiates. All by the stern djji'oa and will 
•evil, and then wateli that the furigus docs not start j of Jehovah ; fjr without the will of our Ile^ivca- 
agaiu. than to tear the heart, shred from shred in j ly Father, not a hair v.-iil fill from onr fieads.— 
order to destroy that which once was so insignifi- ■• Bat how solemn tin -op?,M;;on ! O, l!ie many 
cant. Remember that as God does not fail to tears tliat are slied on sue!i oeeasions ! The only 

note the smallest good done by nioi'tal, so the 
-slightest fault does not escape his attention. AU 
is observed, and justly v/eigh'ed in the balance 
wnd then Oh, yc who liave only sorroM'cd for sin, 

hope and cjnsolatioa we ii;ive is in the atoning 
blood of Jesus, and in hi.s glorious resurrection. 
If at [waco with God through our Lord Jesus 
C'hrlst v,'hen time Is e.v.changed for eternity, a ha[>- 

and still continued on in the old beaten track, | PJ '"ccting and a glorious association will be real - 
whore will your portion be. Truly the "King-|l'Z-^ '" immortality forever, no more ta part.— 
dora of Heaven is at lund," and we know not in j And this iissurince wc have f,)r them that die in 
'.vhat liour we may be called. Bright and hair,)v I t'"''^' ii^nocencc. Moreover, we have a hope, a 

shall be our jiortion, if witk truth for our beacon 

blessed hope also for those who die prepared, by 

and con.seiencc for our pil-ot we have traversed | obedience to the ejmm.inds of Jesus, eonsequent- 
thls life ; bist dark' grows the piclisre, and the | Iv ^ve need not sorrow/or them. But what of 
waters surge deeper and deeper around us if a ! those who have eross-d the line of aecountabilty, 

code of false morulties been an only guide. 
ChHvqo, m. 

For the P'Hqriin. 


! live careless and die unconverted? Such justly 
' demand our sympathies, our sorrows and our tears . 
of anguish ; but sympathy, sorrow and tear.s, and 
I cv.i our prayers for them will avail nothing svhen 
once in the hand of God as they will receive a rc- 
Frii-iidbj rci:ikr& ty the Pibiiiiii: — While re- i y.-ard according to th'jir deeds. How many mil- 
fleeting on the vissituiles of life, and the begin- i lions have passed away since 1870 coramcuecd, 
ning'of a new scene of time, some S(>?c//un and two fifths, at least, have died unreconciled to 
t.houfjhts vrcrc revolving in my miu<l, which I I God. So'chUi ih.omhi! "The mighty God, even 
jjhall present lor the benefit ef myself and for I the Lord hath spoken, and called the earth from 
those that read them. What eha-ngcs have taken the rising of the suu unto the going down thereof. 
piaco in the year that is Just jisst ! r^Iuny, yea, ; Out of Zion the perfection of beauty, the Lord 

IV of .our, ted 

low oemfr- 

who bade fair ; has shined."' Yes God has "sliincd into the 

*■''•: i^~ing lift; in the 1 oginniog of I $70, are nrnv hp;irts of rooii, |., Q^ive ihrm the knowledge of the 





glory of God In tho face of Jesus Christ." Tru- j nearer to the grave, every tick of the clock, yea, 
iy has the -race of God which bdngeth salvation every beat of your puke hastens you on, thus you 

40 all men aispeared, teacluB;; theiM that, denying 
sangodlino.^ aud >\ orldiy lusts, that thpv- shouhi 
live soberly, righteously aud godly in this present 
svorld." Keconciliatioii iiui'ft be made with God 
iin this time, if ive are to be accepted in etcruity. 
Nutwithstandiug God'a stupendous love in giving 
<-hcm his only Wgot?teu Son's blood to redeem 
itheni— His goiipal to save them — His Holy Spirit 
!tO convince theni of Sin— and a land of liberty to 
-worship Him without hlndriiuee;: \v« see two 
fifths dying without God aud a Siiviar. — 
Astonishing ! Trerjiendous, and most aggravated 
^ill the case be of Mm. who thus neglects that 
■great salvation, when ushered ijato the presence of 
-God to await His iuflexiblc jiidgnieut. Solemn 
iho'Xghts. ,1 appeal to yoK dear r-eader, wlicrc are 
you at the close of the present yeaf ? Ktwe you 
consecrated yourself to God ? Aud if so, have 
you made any progress in your Divine life ? Let 
^lach one answer these questions for himself. Or 
.are' you yet standing beyond the ark of safety ? 
Have you not in the beginning of this year re 
bolved that before it ends ;-ou will be a member 
tvf Christ's mystical body ? And where are you 
now ? Echo answers zckere ?■ Ponder well these 
smportaat qaestiens- Did yon aot see a father, a 
mother, a sister, a brother;, or a darlir.g ofispring 
clothed in a death-shroud and laid in their cofEn, 
the last enclosure for tl^e mortal remains'? Have 
tea not cast a kst glance Hpon one of your asso- 
dates or dear relatives ? All this some of you 
have done, nndonbtedly-, la the year just now 
•passed. Has it not awakened a aokmn, sensible 
feelln"- in your breast tliat you too soon must die, 
■and perhaps before the closcof anotli-er year ? Oli, 
sinner, sinner, lot serious reflections pervade your 
mind, and solemn thoughts penetrate your soul, 
Jo a pvoJiapt obcdifflioe to the Goepcl of Christ, the 
iiowCf of God, t-oyour^alvati-en. Do not delay 
it, commence witli the New Ycs.r, a new era hi life 

clcvoted to Christ, for -V-bw may be in eternity 

- t)eforo long, and every momeni you tarry, you put 

arc led, step by step til! finally the last one comes. 
Oh ! the fatal one, a sad one, a dreadful one, yee, 
an awful one to the unprepared ! Imagine your- 
self to be on the threshold of eternity, O, ye care- 
less, ye unconeerned, who lire ia pride, iri gaiety, 
in levity aud in idleness all the days of your life, 
how do you think you will then feel ? I)eath star- 
ing you in the face with the dismal gloom 
awaiting; dreadful forebodings of unalloyed rais- 
erv in the dark regions of despair. But we have 
consolation to offer., whosoever you are, 
and if a clvef of sinners, mercy and forgivene.'^s 
of sin can be obtained in the wounds an.d shod 
blood of a crucified Redeemer .upon condition of 
turning to God, and become obedient to the means 
of grace as revealed in the gospel. Tarn ye, turn 
ye, whf ^will ye die- Let the year 1871 be tlie 
era of your conversion^ and ye will fare well in this 
life, and the Avorld to come inherit eternal life.— 
And bretiircn and sisters, let this new year be a 
token unto us of a new zeal, increase of faitii, 
and love perfected. 

Saviour of sinners, we pray this new year; 
Thy work in Zion revive among us hei'o ; 
Let sinners be drawn by the cords of thy love ; 
May members ijiai,te .hero, to praise thee above. 

Lexsxard Fur.nv. 


In heaven ' there will be ho moro, tears! ■•'IL is 
tearlessj becaase it is sorrowless ; it is sorrowless, 
because it i^s sinless ; it is sinless, because it is the 
d\Yclling-placc of tlic holy Lord, and of the spirits 
of just men made perfect. How magnilicenj, the de- 
scription : ' And God shall wipe away all tear.; iVom 
their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nei- 
ther sorrow iioj- crying, neither shall there be any 
more pain.' 

"Confide ill tlic uuchangeablencss of Christ' love. 
KethiHg Sliall take it from you, or separate you 
froni it. It ebbs not with the ebbing of your fcel-. 
ings, it chills not \^'ith the chill of your '.ifTectionS; 

y^lniiuortJu soul'in'jcopardy, and if^ ir;t emce it changes not with the ehnnging scenes nnd circutn- 
it will bo forever hjst. Every day brings you ; stances of your life." 



•,Fo7' the Pilgrim. 



ed incmber of Christ'ri body would choose Christ 

first and walk in his conimaiidraents blameless^ 

and put forth that earnestness and influenae that 

would cause sinners to draw nigh to God, and 

Beloved in the Lord. — In the tenor of yo'ir ' cause Ziou to rejoice. 

last letter to mo I discover a spirit of such i You, dear sister, are conseions of the fact, no 

rself-sacrifice and dovotedness to the cause of j doubt, tliat individnally you can do something for 

Christ as to make it a subject for the PiT.GEiM, | tl'e cause of your blessed Master, and so you can, 

for your encoui-agcnient, and that othcra might ^o ! so can all. Oh that we had no such a thing as 

and do likewise. 

Earcly do we find In the young such zeal for the 
perpetuity of the church of Christ as to cause; 
them to tarry for months away from tlie land they 
Jove best. Such devotedness to the religion of 
Jesus is worthy the highest commendations, 
not only from men and women, but of angels and 

nominal ju-ofersBors — drones — that rather consume, 
than build up, but that all wero active, living 
members of the body of Christ, ami would eager- 
ly hug to their hearts tl>c self-denying principles 
of our Savior. Go on in the worthy cause you 
have espoused. Draw on the whole armor of 
God, or vatlvel" keep it on. Fight against prin- 

of the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe you can do c'ipalities and jwwcrs, though they be in high 

more there, than v/bcre your fondest and earliest 
recollections are centered, if you can be wUUng 
tostau. Kotliiug but an inbred consciousness of 
the value of the soul could induce you, in sub- 
stance, to so speak and \vritc. Is it strange that 
one that has tasted of the waters of life, passed 
from darkness into light, and seeing thousands 
around going on in the ways of sin, should so feel 
and write? iNot at alL An exhibition of such 
love for the sinner, and iuterost for the w^elfarc of 
tlie church, makes it manifest to any cnliglitened 

" mind that the characteristic of Christ's life is 
stamped upon the soul. All^that are Christ's — 
born of God— have tlie spirit of Christ. Christ's 
lovo to the sinner was paramount to all else, and 
he gave himself for the church. Marvel not then 
that those that have the spirit of Christ will deny 
self and choose Christ first, and worldly associa- 
tions and considerations will come in as a second- 
ary choice. Plow often have wo to lament jhe 
seemingly unconsciousness of the value of the soul 

'or unconcern manitcstcd relative to the prosperity 
of the churcU by those that claim to belong to the 
fiimily of God? And too often self and selfish 
motives are the first considerations tliat prompt in- 
dividuals to act careless oi" consequences, and the 
sinner, iustcad of being rescued from the thral- 
dom of ruin, receives an impetus that hastens him 
oi\ nearer the verge of hell, and the church that 
siiould receive strungtli and solidity by every ad- 
dition, is often convulsed from centre to circum- 
fcTcncc. How the strong holds of sin might be 
uomolislied and a glorious victory be made to 
jH'vch upon the banner of Josii~. if evcrv so-call- 

places. Send the truth home, through the mighty 
power of God, as David did the pebble, that the 
boasting giant of popular religion may fall at your 
feet. Oh, that many may, as I am pursuadcd you 
have, seek Christ first, and the prosperity of Zion 
bij uppermost in their souls' desires. A crown of 
righteousness, of da?.z!ing splendor, is in reserva- 
tion for all those that are instrumental in turning 
the unrighteous from the error oi" their ways. 

J. S,. Flouy. 


It is more blessed to give than to reeeive, .\cts 20 ; 33. 

Dear llemhers: When giving and receiving 
gifts causes boasting, wc should bo able to know 
that it has done harm or injury, instead of good. 
Therefore w"e should be cautious in giving and re- 
ceiving as well as everything else we do. "And thou 
shalt take no gift, for the giftblindeth tlic wise and 
perverteth the word of the righteous," Ex23-S. 
"Thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift, 
for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and per- 
verteth the words of the righteous," Dent. 16-29^ 

"For thcTc is no iniquity with the Lord our God 
nor respect of p^ersons, nor taking of gifts," C'hroii 
19-7. A gilt dcstroyeth the heart," Ecc-7-7. No 
gifts are commendable only those given and receiv- 
ed in secret.. 

Dear Members, let us learn where and when to 
give and I'ceeive gifts, so that our heart will hot b« 
destroyed, neither that of our brethren; neither 
should we. be the cause of blinding lh(? eyes of the 



TTifie nor perverting the judgment oftlic rightcotis. 
Dear Pilg-riin, I trust I shall ne%er sec your paget 
partly filled with boj^tiiig of gifts received, and oi 
Bolicitiugs for more. In as nmch as \vc arc nil ihlii- 
lle beings, I deem it not wrong to stir up our pure 
minds to every duty devolving upon us. 

Ei.n. John Murray. 

Ihr the Fih;nr:>.. 


^jVinter lias a chilling look, but it is alsoa-scjisun 
of niucij beauty and jjleasnre. How many a pleas- 
nnt picture has been drawn, fur our eyes oud souls 
to feast upon and adntire. 

Although winter is in many respects, n seasoii of 
rest, it is to christians a time in which to show niiich 
kind and merciful activity. The wants and suffer- 
ings of both man and beast, call f,jr tlu-irsyjn])athy 
v.nd help. How many families, in which tlicrc are 
great nund)ers of hcl[)less eldldrcn, are very shoi'^ 
of food and clothing, of lire and shelter. There is 
H large field in which Christ's people luay work. 
Theycan here show much of the spirit of fhy blessed 
Master. They can prove to the poor and the erring 
!iow kind and loving, is the spirit of our holy re- 
ligion, which cares for both the st>uls and bodies ol' 
■our poor, sinful and sorrowing race. No<loubt 
there will be far more suecjcss in leading the peo- 
ple to the Lord, when we become more ready to 
search out, and relieve the common wants of those 
in need. Of our dear 'Saviour, we read, tliat he 
"went about doing good." Oh, let us all try to 
}>c like him. Sakau E. Seftox. 

Meehamckstown Md. 

Selected by Honry ^it':.rj'ij. 

Blessed laud of .Judea ! thrice hallowed of song, 
Whore the Holiest of mcmoiics, pilgrira-like throng ; 
In the shade of thy palms, by the shorrs of tl)y scs, 
On the hills of thy beauty, my heart is with thee. 

With the eye of a spirit I l«)ok on that shore, 
AV here the pilgrim and prophet have lingered before ; 
With the glide of a spirit I traves-so the sod, 
Made bright by tUo steps of the angels of Ood. 

Blue hills of the sea ! in asy spirit 1 heav 
Thy w-atcrs, Gcnossaret, cliiine ou my car ; 
Where the lowly and just with tho people sat dowe,, 
Aud thy spray on thw dust of liis saadala was thrown 

Beyond are Betbulia'i mountains of £reeu, 
And tho desolate hills of the wild Gadaxeno ; 
And I pauEC on the goat-crags of Tabcrto sre 
Tho glr'sm "f thy watpva, <"^, dark Gulilfc ' 

llark ! a sound in tho valleys, where, svrolen an! strong, 
I Thy river, O, Kishon, is sweeping ahjng ; 
\ Where the Canaauite stitive v.itli Jeiio\;'.h in vain, 
I And thy torrent grew red with the blood of the slaM. 

j There, doi«i fron-. liis mountain stern Zebulon can;©, 
j And IC-iipthali's stag, with his cye-brtJls of Hame, 
I Aud tiie chariotB of Jabin roii'jd harmlessly on, 
! Near (he arm of the Lord was Abiiioab's son. 

j There sleep the stiU rociis and the caverns that rung 
i To the fc-ong which the beautiful r.Toplietess sang, 
i Whea the Princes of J>;saeker stood by her side. 
And the shout of a bot,t iu its triuuTpli replied. ■ 

Lo ! Bethlehem's hili-siue before me is seen, 
With tho moimtaius around, and the vallej-e between : 
There rested the shepherds of ,Tudah, and there 
The song of the angel rose sv,-eet ou the air. 

And Bethany's palui-treeain beauty st'.U throw 
Their sliadow at noon on tho ruins below • 
Hut where are tlie sisters who hastened to greet 
The lowly Redeemer, and sit at his feet ? 

I trei\d where tlie TWELVE in their wayfaring trod ; 
I stand v,iiere they stood with the chosen of God ; 
Where his blessing was heard and his lessons were taught ; 
Where tho blind was restored and the healing °wr1 

O ! here with his flock the sad wanderer can-.e, 
These hills he toiled over in grief arc tiie sama ; 
The founts where he drank by the wayside still flo-sv. 
And the tame sire are blowing which breathed on his 

And throned on her hills sits Jerusalem yet, 
Eut with dust ou her forehead and chains ou her feel, 
For the crown of her pride to the mocker hath gone, 
And the holy Bhechiuah is dark where it shone. 

But wberei'ore this dream of the earthly abode 
Of liumanity clothed in the brightness of God ! 
Where my spirit has turned from tho outward and dim. 
It could gaze even now on the presence of him. 

Not iu clouds and in terrors, but gentle as when 
In love and in meekness he moved among men • 
Aud the voice which breathed peace to the waves of liio 

sea, ■ 
In the hufih of my spirit vrould whisper to mc. 

And what if my feet may not trend where lie trod, 
.. IS'or my cars hear the dashing of Galilee's flood, 
Nor my ej'es see the cross wiuch ho bowed him to bear. 
Nor my knees press Gctlisemane's garden of prayer. 

Vet, loved of the Fattier, thy spir.tis near 
; To the meek aud tlie lowly and jipuitent hero ; 
j And tlic voice of thy love is the same even now, 

! As at Bethcny's tcmli, or ou Olivct'ti brow. 


I Oh ! the outward hath gone— but with dory and po<i'er, 
! The Spirit survived the thing.s of an hour ; 

Unchanged, undccaying, its Pentecostal flame 
■ '^u t!-.C iirart's score! tiliiir i.-. burning tl;e satno. 


THE PI LGlil M. 



Since 30012 oi'our rcaJcrs v,ish. to express tliern- 
■ficlvos oa the eoa'<:)! of our pviper, ^^■i^. 
liiGuc^iit it prriijLT to let tiic:u I'.uve a hearing. 

Our tiesia-e and prayer iw, that we. may have 
;)>('ace Hiul union, but our dear brethren ^vi^ cer- 
■tainly remember' that beibre ilio I'iLaKiM ivas 
jp^b]i^hcd, Vv-hen tliero was but oue ^vrci<ly, there 
■^vns frre tiincs 'lIio o!" debatiiio; ur.d disson- 
fions tliat tlierc no-,v is. Ttiis is manifest to all 


: withoii: even a check of con5ciousDeg&, wheii to 
pay a fsvv doilari for the support of our periodic 
cals tliat are so zealously laboring for the promo- 
tion of true Christianity nul the salvation of pre- 
cious souls, seeois altogotlier out of the <|uest.ion, 
"ThesG tilings ought not so lo be." Tlifin why is 
it brethren? Let U3 think aud pray over (hh 
awhile, and see if we cannot hear thv poor brotlior 
and sister cry for the bread of iicavcn. 

AVe feci assured that it is not because our daar 
nienibers are stinp;y or j'-enurious, but it is because 
we havp not pvopcdy weiglied the importance of 
tl;o niatler, but fiir (he point. One says: '"Whv 

therefore such arguments arc certaiidy 
if our periodicals arc Ri'tuatod by tiie 2) mo-jnottivo or three of our papers be nsadc one?" 
ti-^'f^.;. j Tiie ihougiit occiirs, v/liy not have r»nG preacher 

The second argwuient ifi favor of con.*ond:iiion I do all the nrcecVnii", or v,Jiy be tlicrc a Father 
-is; '■ we caunot atlbrd to patronizv- tlsem all,- and i Soh, sijil Holy Ghost ? Why not all be in one'.' 
yet many have adesire to read all llialispublis'ied I There aj)pears to be a !?.peeial work for each t^) 
'by the Church." This seems cp.iitc plau.^ible, but I perfomi, aud may tlierc not have been a special 

v,-ork for each of our periodicals? If that work is 
accoroplishcd then we cn'tainly had better unite 
as soon and as many as wisdom and discretion 
may suggest. AVe believe that all of our publica- 
tions have been the means of accomplishing goo(i 
but whether we might effect more good by con-; 
-soiidating remains yet to be tested, and \vc thiuk 
there are none mor.j willing to nsnkc a movo iis 
that direction than ourselves. 

let us estimate the whole cost of our periodicals. 
The Filgrim and Visitor taken together, costs 
^2.25; the Coinpainon mi\\ Pious VoiUh together 
??2.25, and the Vindicaior aud Chila's I'aper, 
probably something oref §1.00, making a.n 'aggre- 
gate of §5.50 per year — the price of one good 
•Magazine — for all the papers piibijshcd by the 
iTotherhood, Even this may seera too nnich for 
■some of our poor members to pay, but we venture 
to say by. a little economy this amount might be 
saved yearly, by- the poorest family iu the brolhrr- 

j\gain-, we have no ministerial stdarics to pay, 
ranging from $Q'JO to $1,000 a year por congre- 
gatioUjjio costly ciiurches to build for display, no 
sramblino; fairs and a hundred and one other thinss 
that might be mentioned, that popular Christianity 
spends money for, and besides all this, support 
their jxjriodicals more liberally thaii we do. Is 


Accordinp: to our offer, wc arc sending; out ;i 
consideiable number of l'ii>Gi;ijrs for the poor at 
$1.00. xitthis price wo iiavc no thing left, and can 
ill aliord such a sacrilicc, but wc have- another 
growing list that still draws heavier lipon us^ 
This list is composed of worthy poor from the 
South and West who, in many cases, have not the 
advantages of attending meetings and thcrctore 
the Pilgrim's weekly visits arc highly prised by 

the sacred cause for whi"h we are laboring, fight- 1 ^j.,,,,.^ 
ing and praying, les.s dear to us than thcu's are to | ^,,^^ ^^^^^^^;,^ j;,^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ 15_ ^y^ j^^^^ 
them ? By uo means is this this the case, but the ! cemmencetl sending to all, but to continue will 
trouble is, m'c have not yet learned to spend moa- | tax our means. Will not som%of our dear breth- 
cy ia this way. To spend l^jo.OO oi' §10,00 cstra ren and sisters help us bear the burden, and feed 
for a well linished bugg}-, sleigh oi' fsshionablc the poor wilii that food which, to theri], is more 
furniture for t}ie parlor, or an extra drcs.^ for the than bread? These names arc sent by Elders oi' 
A:m^\i^X rsWili l>o a rnorc ti-ifle. ;mi\ is givi'ij i <:'hnrche?, and from stii'h churches as rmlly caiii 

T II ]■: V 1 1. G K 1 M. 



not aiiortl ti> pay for tiio.ii. Oui> is a poor In-other \ 
•disa!jlei.l by tlio r'lRumat'.-iu :i-ioiher luis only o:io 
;irm, auoth'jr ha^i lost a lej;, -'and still otherr) aru 
M'idows vith children to sniiport and hrincj up iu 
ilio nurture and ivhiionition of the" Lord. 1^:1 
thosii; children be sai)p!icd with, the writirigs ofthc 
firetlirea and let tht-ni kuow that it is siijiplled 
through liic liberaiity of the Brethren, and it will 
hLi'i-et a love to the truth as naturally as spark.s 
i\v upwards. Then dear brethren send us your 
snite for the [voor aud wc pledge our.^elve? that ev- 
ery ocnt .shaU be devoted to that purpiise. 


Juux ZvcK : All that have the good of,-?oi<.!:; j 
or the promotion of the of Zion at heai t ■ 
iirc specially invited to contribute to our eol- | 
uams. Every one has a little to do, and. all .--lionid ■: 
try to do that little. 

The Dee. Xos. of Pii.iaa.M is cxhaa-ted. We, 
furnished back Xo.=,' as long as they laste'd, ,-;nc(; | 
then all uew sub^ri'riber.s must eoninie;ice svilh ilie • 
lieji-inniniT of the veai\ 

\V. B. Seix: Your PiiAinnt will be scut — . 
all righ,t. we are sending 5 eopie.s in one paek tii I 
your address. Is yours included iu that pack?: 
If not, pletf?e let us kmjw. ' 

S. K, llonRKR: The (.'orrcetion.s are mad*'. — ; 
Your PiLGiii.M will 1)0 furtheonjinQ;-lhank vou. '■■ 

o ■ I 

Eli"). Gko. Wolf-. Your History of the ("hureh | 
11 .'vcr came to iiand — hojie yon v.-iil send it again, i 

and when they got tiiere tijf? i; r..s or i;iveriis \^hcrc 

the the jico'ile would ntny over i)igiit. wore seX'in- 

ingly full of pcofile, so tnueli .~o that the man and 

woinan eould find n.> pluee wliere ihey i-ould gc-t 

entertauiment fur tin; nigli;. 

Well, C'iis man and NM.iiiaz. t'li.c 1 Fpokc of 

' to jHit up somo'.vJiere. so they put up for the thno 

1 being in a sta'ole, and there was a child l>orn unto 

■ then: there. J I w;-,.-? thoir lirsl boni — a boy — and 

; he was not laid in a nice eaM' eraule, but was laid 

! iv, tiie niunger vi'here tlu; s.toek ale their feed. It 

I ireens.s l:e wa.s a ren::irkyble child, so mii.,'h .so that 

i a multitude of angel.s iu heaven -praided God 

beeaiise of the event. K'heiilienl.s came- to see the 

child, and. wont and to'd abrija;! tfiings eoniierning 

hini that made many v,-orjder. lie grew up to bo 

a good and boy, andlwhen a man, became the 

best that ever livetl : and thnugh a r^ian of sor- 

low and gi-ief he did not inurnicr or complain, 

t went aliout doing good. lie M'as a great pliv- 
■ _ _ . 1 I ..1 ,1 . .11^1 ■-..!_ „i' .1: ■ ,..^' 1 ....... 


For the. I'il'jnm-. 

"/'i th.c lilUc o!(.f.s- tliat riM'l or hear the Fihjrim 
tfii.d : Well my dear litth' broth-errand sisters I 
have taken my pen to have another chat with 
you. It is now Christmas evening and I imagine 
you have, glad hearts, many of vchi, and no doubt 
have heard .some talk about "Sant-a Claus-." 1 f ydu 
l.ovo to hoar beautiful and truthtlil stories — aud 
what child does not — 1 will tell yon <-ine- W'e 
•>viil c.ill it a Christmas stcry. ^Vcll nov,- li;-tcn. 
One time, many years ago— ^in -\vbat we call old 
timcri — the pci)ple had Ui go to a <:'erlain tiwn to 
1)0 enrolled, or taxed, ^-oni.-' liail to go a lung 
x\a\'. rheic wa.- our m;<n and Momaii l!i;U went 

sieian and l)t>aled all kinds of diseases, and w; 
not ashamed to a.spo(!iate with the poor. Thcro 
vi,a.« o!io family of jtoor people, a brotiicr and two 
sister.s tiiat he hn-ed very niueli, aud they love<l 
bin) dearly. He was a very obedient man and 
did "all that his Heavenly Father C3mraar.ded 
him to dti. He guve law.s to the people as (lod 
willed ill: .sliKuld. ^lany of. the ])eoplc did not 
lik.e tlie laws so tlii'v ]icrseeuted him in many 
ways. Oh, how he had to sailer ! but he bore aiS 
patiently, lie v.-a.s at last falsely accused, tri-edJ 
!,v wicked ]>CK'>ple and put to death in a shameful- 
manner. A^ kind man took hi.s body and decent'-- 
l-y- hurioil it ; but God, v,ho loved him, took him' 
t« liearcn and crowned him with glory, 

Xow children I suppose 30U can guass the name 

-of this good man. Yes, 1 think 1 h.eai' you eay 

it was Jesus Christ. The <jbedientand' bclos'cd 

Son of God. I did not tell you that wdiilo on 

earth he loved good children and blessed them, 

and he still- loves them and when they die he 

[blesses them in heavon. He became the groat Sa- 

I vior of the world and npcnetl a way to' heaven. — 

I Now if you all want hap)>y ;ful go to him 

' when you die, yoU' nutst imitate his character ;'.s 

. much as you can.- lie. was good, you must be 

; good ; he was obedient, you must be obedient ; ho 

I would not fiti'ikc bsiek whcH he wa.s f^truok, you 

i must M-ot iight orf]uarrcI ; he did not despise the 

{ poor, so you n>us( not despir^e them. Be like him. 

! ami you can be with hii« in Ileaxcn. Xow was 

' not tlwt an intej'<\stiiig >4*»ry '? S(!nM-tir\ie I hope \m> 

' f-'!l viin =M!ie iilj.-n- ;.r..i,'^ -U'rie.". 

.1. "-=, Fruic-i . 



Two bo}-s, VrliOiii I Rhali cal! JainKand Charles, 
'Wciijiied the sumo desk at sciiO'/i aad recited in the 
fi-MYiC class. First they studied book-keeping. — 

' Cliarl- 


had hi»3 lesson ^veIl learned; the other missed — or, 
if he eculd do it, he would deceive lii» teaeher br 
looking in his book during recitation. And then! 
they formed (heir characters; ajid when they left 
school, and went to business, they ciirricd with 
them the safijc habits. Charley took for his mot- 
to : '•luKsines;- and tht-n pleasure;'" and he was al- 
ways applying v. hat lie Iigd learned at school ta 
some useful purpose. I>ut James found businesji 
as tiresome and distas*-fful as his studies. He 
was a'v.'ays intent on amusing hijiiself, and ijjs;eaij 
I of n-jaking his employer's business his owu, he 

. i-r. . ■ ^'^~' alwavB studying how he eoukl do as littlo as 

wishes me to ste.dv i)!X>K-keepincr, anti ii tncre v.-ere ; , i i ' i i ' i' • i ■• i i i 

.' ^ J ,•-■,, . , I -tie eoukl and keep his p'sce, aim -Aas always glad 

v>'hcn tlie store vmB shut up; that lie might seek 

Charley i'osc rapid iy in th.e estfeni and couti- 

e became 

he bt*:^ 

d stock 

, ,1!! raih'oads. Kg was Director in a Bank, and- 

ftvcr be a sador: auo ail this auout the en art and 1 ,5 ., , ,. -,, •, 1^ 

' i i'rcsiJent ot a Kailroad Company, 

oompassanc! chrononietcr-^wnat good \^->n it ever I 

what's tiic use of this bf«>k -keeping? Wliat good . 
will this everk^sting 'debit'" and ' credit '' system 
do me? I don't sec PjRv use in it. Come let'.? 

play fit-tu-to." 

" Neither do I see any \ise in ii," answered i 
Charles. " It's dry business, I own, these debiU\ 
and credit and ion.': 

v-Z columns ct 

figures ; iiut father I 

iiot some use in it 1 kno'iV !ic v.-ouid net van 
to pursue it. So 'wet' or 'dry' Tm going to 
study book-icee;-ying." 

do me? I know I can't ever nndersfanil it, and 
if I could, I c:ia't see what use I sliall ever have 
iov it. I'd ratlier play fu-M-lo." 

" I know it's dry study," Cliarles replied, ''and I j 
don't see any use it will be to me, for I mean to ; 
be a landsman and not a sailor. But my father 
told nic to study it, and you may bo sure I'll mind 
him; for he would not tell me to study it if it wei'C 
of BO no use. I won't play tlt-tcd-Lo till I get my i ' 

After that il 
•Tames began again to niark oa hia slate, saying; 
"O, dear, I'm tired of these links and chains and 
squares and tria.pglcs. 'What use will this ever be 
to me. And, besides, I can't understand it." 

" I know" replied Charles, " it is a hardstiidy, 
and I don't sec what use ji will -ever be to me. 

jy were etudying surveying, and 

But James did not please his employers, and 
never stayed long at one place. After awhile his 
father get him up in business ; but the same hab- 
its followed him. He neglected his business, and 

i spj.nt his time in idle amusements. ^ In a little 
while lie failed. Again his father set him up, and 

j again he failed. And ehia was repeated till he 
had spent his estate, which fell to Iiim at his fa^ 
thei's death ; and, seeing grim i>overty sfare bin-, 
in the face, he thouglit of his frier.d Charley, of 
, j wjjose prosperity ho had liSard. He determined 
to go und sc€ if he could not give him something 
to do. 

Charley was very glad to see his seat-mate, and 
shook him very cordially by the hand, not seem- 
ing to notice the racan appearance of his gar- 
ments. After a friendly chatj Charles said to 

me to studying Surveying, and I am going to stu- 
dv it, whether it will ever be of any use to mo or | 

T> , /. ^ , , T -I 1 , ;liim; "Well, James, is there anything lean do 

iiut my tatiier kuows more than i do, and he set ! ^ ov t 1' ^ 1" v, j i *. 1 1 

_ _ ^ '^^ , . ■ c< ■ IT • , , ■} for you? James hung down his head, and told 

hira bis want of success in business, and the straits 

, „ - ,..-,. I into Avhi"h he had been driven, aad said that he 

not, and as lor understanding it, i never saw ap.y , , ■, , i 1 „j? „-.„„ „,„„i^„„,„v,+ ^u.v 

' , r , -■ 1° ' -■ . , r i shouKi bo very glad 01 saois eijiplnyment tliat 

study that 1 could not understand it I put my I 

mind to it. I should be ashamed to be conquered j 

by links and ckaip.s, or anything else I find in j 

Surveying. You don't catch mc plajn'^ng tit-tat-io 

till my lesson is learned." 

Thus sat the.«e two boys side by side. The one 

studied and the other played. The one al'.vavs ' i^3,0"'>'?/' 

would give him a living, 

"^Ycll^ ray good friend," said the merchant, "I 
am glad you.bsve come jtist at the right time. Ii 
remember that you and I studied book-keeping to^ 
a-ctber. I \vant a book-keeper. The salary is. 

T U 

1' I L G K I Yi. 

Attain Jamos Iiimg dcnvn hiw i;ead, an;1 said : ! cr.eV 3r.oti\e Is r.ol iv.Y", :il;cgc!hcr fi.-v tiic 
''1 ncvor uiidorstooti anythin- «boi!t hopk-kcc-pii!g i (i<-,od of Zion, but o.lfO ?oik*g other o!jc<>t inix«i 
^^■hen wc stndic-d it togythtfr, aiid I -wve novtjr •' „-It!i it. To scr.d forth the tnitli fnnu the prcsK 

been used to iC. I carit't keep a set oi* books. 

"W'A]," said Ciiarlos, "'I recoilort that v.'c stud- 
ied KavigiUion iogctijcr. I have asbip that want.s 
ocsiptain. The salary b ^1,800." 

"Oh !" replied James, "I ncvt-r conlil under- 
stand Navigation, and T have fbrgr,tcen vhiit little ^° ^^b' f°r =1 preaclirr to oj..rn.c oilif r preaelirrS 
Ididlearn.^' i '^'•'"'O preach the =a:r,e truth? May ',ve r.ct jr^t 

'But yo!i have stu;!icd Survey Iftjr. T have a ! as conpistcntly say. when we havcoueor twospeak- 

is notl'.ing iiioro uor less than preae!;ing the jro.spel 
on ;i litrge scale, for luany dinners can be reached 
iu that way, that otherwist could not uq reached in 
a life lijiie. "Why then ojipose it? "Would it not 

situation as civil engineer on a railroad at my dis- 
posal. Tlio salary is §1,500." 

"Indeed," said James, "that is vi-or.?e yet. I 
never gave my mind to Surveying at School, and 
I've never thought of it since."' 

"Well, then," Charles again rrplii?d, "yon can 
eariy tlic cliain, and thut will ipiv vou a dollar a 

And th.e poor man wa.s glad to carry tlie chain 
for a dollar a day, for he was not capable of doing 
anything better — while if he had improved hia 
opportunities at school and given his attention to 
business, he might have had the .S2.'100j or §1,- 
■800, or 1^1,500 salary. 


In soliciting subscribers for the PiXGi!lM, I 
met with brethren who made objectiocs to .eiib- 
*cribing on account of the four or five different pa_ 
pcrs now published among the Brethren. Some say 
these different papers will cause pailies, division or 
jealousy ; others again say it will grow to be a spec- 
idation or money making business. Now all these 
objections are groundless, if our editors have noth- 
ing in viev,- but the good of the chxireh, the dis- 
siminaion of truth, for the promotion -of Son, and 
the advancemcBt of Christ's Kingdom, which 
ought certainlyto be the case ; hence they will'feel 
glad when other publications will be started, so that 
they are based on gospel principles, for the more 
papers, the iKioro gospel truth will be spread to a. 
sin-benighted world ; and the more cu-eful the pub- 
lishers will be to have everything sifted from i>oi- 
sonous matter, and the less speculation can be made. 
Let e;ich paper stand or fall on its own merits. If 
■a spirit of jealoiisy or opposition is shown by any 
of tlie editors, %tc have cause to fear tha*; such a 

crs, if others conic iiito the neighborhood, 
wo will not hear (hem for one or t'lVO are onouf'-h '.' 
Let reason answer. In tlnis opposing the dissem- 
ination of gospel truth, do wc not oppose the cause 
of Christ? Let consistency be our motto. Again 
according to the above eouiparison, if fotir or five 
speakers in a churcli, are mora to cause a dis- 
union or pariy spirit, iliau one or two, vrhy have 
so many? Shonld I he jealous of m v brother 
preacher because he preac!;cs the truth? God for- 
bid ; even so let no editor be jealous of his broth- 
er editor, when he is engaged in the spreading of 
j the gospelj but let him rijoice in it because more 
good can be done. And as to making a spccala- 
tion out of the gospel, we would ask, is there not 
more dajiger if only two editors, than if there were 
four or tlvc? hence that argument falls to the 
ground.. In conclusion I voould soy. do and feel 
as Paa! saith in reicrence to the spread of the gos- 
pel. " Some preach Christ even of en vy and strife ; 
and some also of good will. The one preach Christ 
of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add afilie- 
tion to my bonds. But the other of love, know- 
ing that I am set for the defense of the gos- 
pel. What then? notv.ithstanding, eycry war 
whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is prcach'- 
ed ; and I do therein rejoice, j<ca, and will rejoice.'' 
rhil. 1:16-18. AVhatever may be the motive of 
our editors, so the 'truth is disseminated in its 
purity, lei as patroni;:c tiiem, support tiiem, en- 
courage thon, knowing that it will be for the en- 
largement of Christ's Kingdom. 

Yours for (he good of the cause. * 
Lko.nakd Furey. 

Many have withstood the frowns of the world 
but its smiles and caresses have huggty] them to 
deatli . 


Til K r 1 LG K I >1 

Brother Editors: Enclosed ])iease ijnd a list of' :ira glad to see that it is ixraJualiy -vtariiic: uwav. 

I remember well wliat a ronsjh time the PlLRniit , 

tubseribers fortbo PlLyraM. I npj coming at the 
■.■■leveneth hour, but 1 trust it vail bo accepted- 
I \vill hero remark that I Lave learned :-;on)c- 
•vhat in trying ro iiitruduee the Pji^Ckiii, Any 
amount of excuse* were prescnicd, and other, \s\-\\ 
the })erimlica]3 of oiir fnUernity consolidated. — 

!iad in getting- into my own family. We finally 
concluded to try it tor a year and then pas.s judg- 

It came a fevv tnonth.-? and we grew in lavor 
with it, but it did not come often enough, but 
soon it- came weekly and of double size, and now 

They argue tliat it comes toj high to patronize ; tri-wecklv would hardlv seem often enoucrh. 

But I fear we are runninii into extremes and we 

may get too many papei"s and evil may arise from 

it. Some may claim that this or that paper ought 

to bo supported while others may say that their 

.,,,,. , , , . .,, , paper is the oldest and therefore has the strongest 

enbe lor this or that paper, then- answer will be ' ^i. ,1,1-1 

_ i claim on the brotocrhood. 

:tll our papers, l.'ut if there was but one, they 

could do it. This will do tor such brethren who 

reallv cannot affor:! it, but when we come across 

brethren who posses? wealth, and ask them to .sub- 


ma manner like tliis: well I am getting one of; -n ,., Pr,^„,., -i • 1 1 

" ^ Dear 1 ii.GUiJi, we on our pilgrimage here b-s- 

the Brethren'* periodicals and that is enough for 1 1^^,. o^gj.t ^^ ^^..^^^^ ^o all eciual rights. I would 
mc, and at the same tiise we discover that they ; like to patronize all but do not feel able. But 
arc laying out ten times the worth of all our pc- 1 why not (wo or tiires of our papers bo made one, 
riodicals for some reading matter that consists con- thus concentrating all jf the talent of the Churcli 
sidcrably of fiction, and is not calculated to lead ! ^"''^ have one good weekly. By so doing we 

.1 ,„Vi',:,+ Tj,. tU..„„ ,i„„ r.„A ^-.^r-A-i-r.*-^ ,„„ I "wotdd Qvoid bH cUlsms aivd coufusion. I long ta 

tlicm to Lnnst. iirethreii stop and meaitat-e, see , . - i 1 . 1 . » 

, , ^ , - ,-. r^ ^ ' scc tuo time come and think many of mv brethren 

whether vou are laboring tor uod or mammon, I , . . . , ■ ,"1,1,. 

_ • , .? , ,. 1; have tne same opinion, and my prayer snail be that 

the Pilgrim. Visitor, and Companion may be con- 

b'lt I must stop or I might get out of my line of | ^1 


i will vet Fav that the Brethren commenced a 

I solidated. Let the Church have but one paper, 
■ and then all can read the .*ame thing, thus mak- 

.■^3rics of meetings on the evening of the 2kh, and i^g _., mighty means of helping pilgrims on their 

continued during the following week. At the -^av to Zion. 

close of the meeting, eight souls made applic-ation j I have written out of love, not esteeming one 

■to be received into the church, which was done bv j above another, but with obaritv towards all. 

the brethren on Sunday, the first day of the new | 

C Koo:sTZ. 

^,, , , -1 n n f r-^i 1 H. D. Daw and others to be with ns, and our 

We truly had a season ot refreshment. Xbo la- ^ • 1" ,.1 ■ 1 i , 1 1- i , 

^ ■ ■ , • ., 1 /• 1-1 ' pravcr IS thatthe brethren mav be more e*tabhshed, 

fcoriug brethren in attendance irom abroad were, ; ' ,' , . , ' 1 ^ ■, 

r\ T^ r^ 1 r -<-i- , -d t .1 -rr ^ and that sinncrs may be converted to bod. 

1). h. (jrood irom \\ aynesboro, ra.., Jonathan ±1. | .„ , ,. 1, -, • 

Baker. David Rowland and George Bricker from ! ^ ^ ^'''^ ^ h^^uuM fall and winter so xar, with 
Md., also others from ajoining districts. Thev ! '^^' exception of the week before Christmas it was 
truly labored with zeal for the cause of Jesus. ' ' P^'^^^' ™^^ *'^f Thermometer ranging at ten degrees 

C. H. Walkek. belo'■^■ zero. The health liere is good, doctors have 

Berlin. Pa. not much to do. Yours fraternally. 

—= , ALLE>r BOYEB. 

Dear Pilgrim: — I Lave for a long time thought ! Lena, III. 
of writing to you, but have neglected thus fer. - 1 1 
haveiceii much pleased with the Pilgrim and i _ 

begin to feel t.ha: the brethren are commencing t« ^ ^XIDEKT^On the SSth 5f DecemWrSne3|-|m^^^^^ 
., ° o I aaughter ot brother Joan and sister haran Ann Bmaerj 

fight satan pretty sncwssfully. \ of Bedford County, Pa., r.god 1 year, 4 months and 7 

Our brethren in former vearc wore more or less S,*-^*' -, , .^ id « »„ ^ .»,„ « -f ,,,,^ „f tv,„ i<5»i, 
. • . ■ . ■ . Funeral bv the Brethren fron the first part of the ISth 

prf-jiidi'^M against anything like a Newspaper but : chapter of M.".ttho-w. HEX^y Hbrphberghr. 


T n E p I L a li I M 

Dmr Filgrim: You Iiave given notice in the 
PiLGEiM oftliG school at Bourbon, and it lias caused 
quite a sensation among the Brotherhood, and es- 
peclaliy at the r.ame O. W. Miller a.s the teacher 
or Prii'icipale of the Institution. The qneritlon has 
been, and still is, who is O. W. MillorV his name 
never apiKjarcd in print nor kno-a'n otlierwiec. — 
Is he not one of those fiist brethren that have ap- 
peared among us of late years with starched col- 
lars and imposing looks ? Can vre expect anything 
•vood from sucii a person.ngc? Did not those breth- 
ren make a mistake that invited him ? Snch and 
nianv other queries pass through tlie mind of the 
Jirotherhood, and I was not clear nvyself. 

To satisfy, in part perhaps, the honest inqitircr, 
I take the privilege and responsibility upon my- 
self to present brother Jtlillers credentials or com- 
mendations to the readers of tlie Pii.ORlM, with- 
out the knowledge or consent of lirother Miller, 
and I trust neither he nor his kind wife will be 
offended at inc, and if so I promise to give satis- 
faction when I see them by ihc middle of the 

Wkst Yiiiginia Uxiveksity. 

Morgantown, W. Ya. Oct. 6th, 1S70. 
•To whom it may concern : — It gives me great 
pleasure to certify" that the bearer, Kov. Oliver V\ . 
.Miller, A. M. has, for nearly four year?, been cm- 
ployed as one of the teachers in this institution. 
During that time Professor Miller has proved 
himself to be efficient in discipline, faithful and 
thorough in instruction, thoughtful and judicious 
in manligemcnt, wise in counsel and generally ef- 
ficient in promoting the interest of the Universi- 
ty. Pleasant and atfable as a scholar and chris- 
tian gentleman, he has won the high regard and 
confidence of his associates in the board of instruc- 
tion and of his pupils, and it give-s mo great pleas- 
ure to commend him to the kind consideration and 
attention of those among whom his lot, in the 
providence of God, may be hereafter 

At.ex. Mautin, Prist. 

The above satiafies me for t!ie present. .Will 
it not you my brethren? 

The above commendation was sent mc for .sat- 
isfaction, by one of the board, a friend of what is 
good and noble. 

He remarks in his letter to mc that the pros- 
pects arc ver)- promising, and we think that with- 
in the next year that the present building will be 
too small to accommodate one half the students 
tliat \\-ill bo wanting admispiou 

1^ iJjzx^lJ l\^l^-\^l±^-Lj~> X. 

On Satiirdwy eVcuing before Ciiri.'^tmns, Diiviit 
Mohler, son of bro Epliraim Mohicr, a young man 
of about 18 years, purchased some }>owder in a vil- 
lage nearby, and in the act ofputtingitin a flask 
a spark from the stove .set it on fire. The weather 
being cold the family v.crc scctcd rear the stove 
and the powder cjfploding, burned seven of them 
more oV less. Three of them were very badly 
burned about the f: k-c-, but will recover again if 
projwr care be taken. It wns at first thought that 
they would lose their eye-sight, but they can all sen 
a little now. Their clothes were set on fire but ex- 
! tinguished liy that part of tlie iiimily that was not 
I injured. Let this be a warning to our young folkr. 
I Powder like a good many other things, should be 
' carefully handled. The habit of sporting and 
shooting on Christmas, a day celebrated as the 
birthday of ChrLst is uncluistian and should be se- 
verely rebuked. Far better would it be to cele- 
brated by worshipping and praising God. Letns 
all think of these things and take warning in 
due time. Samufx Weaver 

Conclia, 3Io. 

Bro. D P Saylcr says: The mesting I attended 
v,-ith the Brethren in' Upper CanaAvago Chuich, 
Adams Co. Pa, ^vas a blessed one , and if they 
could have continued it , no one can tell the extent 
ofsucce.s.s. Eight believers were immersed at the 
end of the first week's labor, v,-ith an interest that 
I never saw anv to exceed it. 

MISSION OF lo\t;. 

Bro. Jacob Steel and myself purpose, God wil- 
ling, to visit the following churches : On Thurs- 
cfay evening Jan,;26th, will be at Bro S. C. Sollen- 
bergers in the Buck Creek Church and remain till 
the morning of the 29th, thence. Falling Springs 
Antletam, Beaverda:n, (in the neighborhood oT 
Funkstown) Manor and 'Welch Run, remaining 
three days with each church. 

The brethren will please do as they think best 
so that the appointments will not be too fir apart, 
o-iving three days for each of above named con- 
gregations. Yours in t'le Iwnd of the Gospel. 

Leonard Furry. 

New Eaieiyrisc, Pa. _________ 

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G.\RLER.— REPP.— On the 0th inst., at the resi- 
dc-nce of the bride's parents by Eld D. P. Baylcr, bro. Ad- 
dison D. r.arlcr and Miss Haclicl J. daughter of brother 
AVrsley, (deacon) and siptor Elizabeth Ropp. all of 1- red- 
rick county. >fd. 


L' I L G R I M. 


i:n genesis asd ls geology ; 

Or The Biblical Account of Man's Creation, tcstetl br 
Bciectillc TSieories of his Origin and Ajitiouity. 1j- Jo- 
seph t'. Thompsou, D. D.. I,L.D., of ihe Broudi^-iiy 
Taboriiatlc, Ntw York. ICino, 150 pa^c-s. Scut froiii 
tUis office p'jst paid §1. 

Among the subjettj trc-nicd avp the following : OatliEe of 
Creation— Origi)! of the Universe, Meaning of the ^Vo^cl 
Day. Ancitut Cosmogonies ; The Creation of llau — ilan 
the image of God : The Orijjiu of H&n — Progressive Order, 
SaCCssiv.! Crcation.s of yjiooies, Characteristics of Man, : 
3Ian Distinguished bj" the Brain ; Man's Dominion over I 
Nature — Serial Progression not Evolv.lion, Liniis of Dcvel- ■ 
opment Instinct not a Reasoning- Intelligence, xV Typicfil i 
Man, 0\Ten on Species: The antiquity of Man — Dir^ the | 
Human Pace begin in Barbarism V Antiquityof the Negro ; 
liace. 3ome recent 'vVorks on Man ; AVoman and the Fam- j 
ily — 3Iarriago Primeval Institution, Sex Fimdamcntal in | 
Humun Society — The Family Founded in Love— Mutual ' 
Adaptation of Ihe Sc-scs. • ! 

Tv'c nave ret d th; above vrork ■with pleasure and profit, j 
I\o one can give it a careful reading without being profited | 
many limes its cost. To tiio curious and the scholar, it 
sparkles with interest. j 

The development system has been tiioroughly tested, and ', 
the scnsiisle conclusion came to is : Man was man in the ' 
beginning and not a monkey. j 

The book is put up in good style and well worth the 

Kew Hymn Books, English. 

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This rapidly increasing Cheisti.\k Peeiodicai. will soou 
have reached its first ycsr,'and it has met with such univer- 
sal approval from its patrons, that we are much encouraged 
to continue to make our weekly ^^slts to pilgrim homea 
bringing with us such news sia may be for their good and 
sjjiritual advancement. 

TltE PurGBiM, as heretofore, will be devoted to Religion 
Moral Reform, Domestic Xew3 of the Church, Correspond- 
ence, Marriages, Obituaries, &:c. Also an outside or secu- 
lar department, devpted to Cnor Reports, AGRicrLXUKK, 
and IIoRTicri.Tur.AL Items, ilAKKEXS, and a Record of 

I all CTcni-s and occurrences that may he of iiiterat to thigener- 

I it! reader. It will be burdened with invigorating food for 

bingle copy post paid ----- Socts j jj,g gQ,jj_ „;min„ t^, i^g ,j.ui^ Christian, and having for ita 

\Te have made .arrangements to have for sale this val- purpose Essextiae Bible Trvtiis. It will advocate, in the 

uable and interesting work. We have had a number of in- 
quiries in regard to the book, and for the benefit and ac- 
jCommodatioa of our patrons we now oficr them for sale. 

.Outside of the Bible, there can bo placed in the hands of 
the young, no safer or more interesting work. Not onl_v is 
il read with interest by the young, but the old sainted father 
■wiU read the account of Pilgrim in " Doubting Castle," or 
the " Slough of Despond " with glowing interest. 

The productions of the Bedford dreamer has been the ad- 
miration of the world and few works have ever command- 
ed such a universal demand — Everybody should read Buu- 
yan's Pilgrim's Progress. 

spirit of love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among 
us as brethren ; t'nc encouragement of the pilgrim on his 
w.ay to Zion; the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
of our children — carefully avoiding everrthing that may 
have a tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgrim wi.'i be published on good paper, new type, 
and in ^ood sivle, and will be issued everv week. 

Trine Immersion. 

Discussion on trine immersion, by letter, between Elder 
B. F. Moomaw and Dr. J. J. Jackson, tn which is an- 
nexed a Treatise on the Lord's Supper, and (m the ne- 
cessity, character and evidences of the new birth, also a 
dialogue on the doctrine of non-resistance, by Elder B. 
F. Moomaw. 

Single copy 1 year, 

Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 
Any number above eleven at the same rale. 
" Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGU, 

James Creek,, 


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The first Session of Salem College, situated at Bourbon, 
Marshal County. Ind., for Ladies and Gentlemen, will be- 
gin Dec. 1-ith, iSTO. 

There will be two departments in the institution, an 
Academic, for preparing students for the College, and 
a Colle.giate, in which instruction will be given in the 
Higher Brandies. For farther particulars, address 
n w. Miller, A. 31., Preaident. 

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NO. 3. 


A Bible Two IIcndred and Sixtr-t\vo 
Years Old. — Mr. David Holt, of tliLs city, 
has shown u.s a bible two hundred and sixty- 
two years old. It is a treasure for Ijiblioma- 
niacs, because it was printed three years 
before King James' bible appeared. Although 
the translation of the present authorized vers- 
sion was commenced in 1604, it was not pub- 
lished until 1611, three years after this bible 
was printed. 

Some of the best known English versions 
and editions arc Miles Coverdale's version of 
the whole bible, which first appeared in 1535 
and was ordered by Henry viii. to be laid in 
the choir of every church, "for every man that 
would to look and read therein." Two years 
after that appeared J. Mathew's( John Roger.s) 
version, and four years after, Cranmer's great 
bible. The Geneva bible appeared 1540-1547 
and Archbishop Parker's called "The Bishop's 
Bible," in 1568. The next best known is the 
King James' version, which appeared in 1611 

Unfortunately the present copy is incomplete. 
The first thirteen books, and part of second 
Chronicles are gone from the old testament and 
the last five books from the new testament. 
ThefoUowing is from the illuminated pageof the 
new testament:" Conferred diligently with the 
Greeke and best approved translation in 

divers languages, imprinted at London, by 
Robert Barker, Printer tn the King's ilost Ex- 
cellent Majestic— 1608." 

In this volume arc "two right profitable and 
fruitful concordances, or large and ample tables 
alphabetical," which Ave are informed will serve 
as well for the translation called Geneva, as for 
the other authorized to be read in the churche.'-. 
Collected by R'. H. F. Also a preface to the 
Christian reader, dated December 22, 1578, 
and signed by Robert F. Horry. This bible 
was the property of jMrs. Holt's ancestors, and 
is highly prized by her. It is printed in old 
English, with copious marginal and foot notes 
and each old testament book is introduced with 
an "argument." It contains "Tiie Books call- 
ed Apocrypha," thirteen in number, "certain 
questions and and answers toacliing the doc- 
trine of Predestination," and other interesting 

As we look at this old book, published 
while Shakspearc, Bacon, Ben Johnson, Ra- 
leigh, Drayton, Beaumont, Fietclicr aud other 
writers of that great age, were in active life 
in London, we wonder what fingens first turn- 
ed over the pages, and what its history has 
been. — Wiseonsiyi SMe Journal. 

The Oldest Birle Yet. — Mr. Jacob Hofi- 
man, of Martinsville, lias bi'onght into this of- 
fice a curiasity in the form of a German bible. 

'i. <■ 


"'A-hicb is three hundred and thirty-one yeai-s old. 
It was brought from Germany by ilr. Hofl'man's 
foreflither before tlie revohitiouary war, and is do'a" 
the property of Mr. Hoffman. It was printed be 
fore the scriptures were arranged in verses, ant 
the paper and' type used in printing it were of : 
remarkable good cut and quality for so old a work 
It coutains^two M^ndryd wood-cut illustrtions. Ii 
i3 f)y far the oldest bible which has ever beei 
brought to oifr notice. There iie a cofiiplete regis 
ter or index of the bible ; the rcckonirrg of timt 
from the time of Adam to Christ. Also, a sliori 
summary of the holy scriptures and certain con- 
cordances, arguments, and reference. Printed at 
Zurich, Christoffel Froschanery on the IGthday of 
March. 15S9, 

The book is still comi)letc, though some of the 
leaves have been torn, and pasted, and the binding 
somewhat impaired from hard usage. It was 
bound in substantial style, with brass clasps,aud 
guards on the corners, and ornaments of the same 
metal on the middle of each corner. What a long 
Hneof historical and family reminiscences must 
cluster aro-and this relic of tlteoldeRtimei — i8tras- 
burg Free Press. 

Dbxr Editors. I have just notfce'd an article 
pliblisted in your colums in No, 3^9, Vol 1, enti- 
tled ''Wild mcncf Califoniia" which I cc>nsider is 
rather a wild story to be found in apgper that oc- 
cupies the high standing the Pilgrim docs, and as 
there is no name to the article, least the impression 
goes forth that I or some of the brethren ofCal. 
that contribute to the colums of the Pilgrim, is 
responsible for its appearance, I would just say we 
give countenance to no such stories. The people 
of Cab would laugh at such an idea. 

Again in No, 41, Vol. 1. A .^election of Eld. 
D. P. SayWs from the "AltaCala," under the ti- 
tle "are they human beings? Have th-ey souls ?" 

Some th'ugs in this story may have some foun- 
dation, but that the -^whole s-tory is vastly exagger- 
ated is evident to any cue that has traveled 
tl>rough their territory. I Iiav^o seen hundreds of 
them and so far as my knowledge' goes the Piute 
tribe of Indians are as intelligent, as any other 
tribe with which I am acquainted. As to the story 
„of seven of their men, and one child cAting, ia le&s 

than twerity-four hour?, a horse that weighed one' 
thousand pounds, I will venture iheassortioii they 
dont it about as ranch as seven' s-uch nicii as the 
Editor f)f ^'Alta Calav " e«n do. The verj-'tliought 
)f crowding f'ti to the stomach of one man, one hun- 
i red and twenty-five pounds' of fledi in less than' 
iwenty-four hours is revolting. 

The publication of such wild stories', is not in har- 
paony with the idea I have of a christian paper, 
nor do I understand that it is the design of the pro- 
prietors of the Pilgrim, in creating a secular de- 
partment to give vent to i-aguc stories to gratify 
carnal nature. Shall we not expect a reform iit 
this directitfh. . 

Jonathan Myers. 
Antioch, Cat: 

— ^Vell b'ro. ]Siyers I suppose it is no use of us 
trying to evade the truth, if it does come home. 
We are creatures of influence, and are governed by 
cii'cumstances. We accept your criticism kindly 
and hope bro. Saylor will also. There are ccrtairs 
perio<lica,ls published that we accept as being re-' 
sponsible, from which M'e sometimes copy without 
due esaminatioH. The selections of bro. Saylcr 
was of that class; Wc do not know from what 
paper he selected, but we noticed the siime account 
in one of our most rcsponsiblfe peldicsticns, and 
therefore gav'e it ci-edit without making a net cal- 
culation a!3 you didi As you say the thing looks 
rather ''fishy". 

Wild men of California, was an extract from 
the "Pittsburg ChroKicIe" and they copied from a 
California paper, so that both reporfs originated 
at home. Wc thank you for your better informa- 
tion. We agree that exaggerated stories ill befit 
a paper of the Pilgrim's pretensions, and shall be 
more careful in the future. Be it understood that 
we are not opposed the chronicling of strange 
things, but we expect those sending them to be siire 
that they are true, or well authenticated. 


The Gospel Visitor, edited by Quinter and 
Kurtz, and published by H. J. Kurtz, Dayton, 
Ohio, at $1.25 per year, aud the Pilgrim will be 
sent to one address for $2.2-5. Those taking the 
PiiXfRiM, by sending us Sl.OO can have the Visi- 
tor, and those taking the Visitor, by sending $1.00 
more can have the Pilc.eim. 



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NO. 3. 




For the Pilgrim. 


Suffering is a badge of Christi in disei] Icsbip. 
"If so be that we suffer \yith Him, that \ve raay 
also be glorified together," Rom. 9:17. "Rejoice 
i ixsniuch as ye are made partakers of Christ's 
sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed 
ye may be glad also ^vith exceeding joy." "If 
any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be 
ashamed ; but let him glorify God in this behall?' 
"As Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm 
yourselves likewise with the same mind," 1 Pet. 
4. "For I reckon that the sufferings of the pres- 
ent time are not worthy to be compared with the 
glory which shall be revealed in us," Rom. 8 : IS. 
Everywhere it is suffering and glory. First the 
germination of all holy principles and aspirations, 
"in the furnace of affliction," and then "out of 
tribulation" to stand before the throne of God, 
and serve Him day and night in His Temple." 
Rev. 7:14, 15. The "bondage," the "vanity," 
the "groaning," the "travailing" spoken of in Ro- 
mans 8 th is a state to which "the creature wa,s 
made subject, not willingly, but by reason of Him 
who hath subjected the same in hope," It is a 
'■'bondage of corruption" Avhich, though abound- 
ing in grace, is to issue in "'the glorious liberty of 
the children of God." We groan, and the spirit 
itself prolongs the earth-wanderings of Jesus, and 
enters into our infirmaties "with the groanin^-s 
which cannot be uttered." "No chastening for 
the present seemcthjoyoua, but grievous; never- 
thaleas, after^Yard it yicldeth the peaceful fruits of 

righteousness unto them which are exorcised 
thereby," lleb. 12 : 11. Wliat cannot be undone, 
can, by the mystery of Divine Love, be made 
subservient to our deliverance from the dominion 
of sense, and assimilation to God, Had sin not 
been fellowed hy suffering, Heaven ^vould never 
^ have heard the so-ig of a redeemed soiil. Ti>- 
' abolish the furnace and the rod would be to sign 
the .ievil's bond for all the souls purchased by the 
blood of Christ. Without blood there is no re- 
mission, and without suffering there is no blaod- 
shedding. Sin came by man, but suffering is ^ 
divine ordination. The very laws which made 
man, and without which he could not have 
been responsible nor capable of joy, necessitates 
suffering as a consequence of transgression. Ev- 
ery moral agent must be tested, which implies the: 
possibility of apostasy. The possibility actualiz-^ 
ed must result in due pemlty, and tlus must be oF 
a nature to meet the pHr]>oses ; namely, a medmm: 
of atonancnt when God manifests himself in the 
flesh, and a means of grace to such as seek the- 
benefits of their cancelled liabilities, and the na- 
ture of Him who suffered the penalty to the ex- 
tent of complete justification. Suffering is, hence,, 
a blessing of inconceivable magnitude, paving the 
way for all other blessings. As God has made so 
much of it, in the economy of grace, it should be 
the lioly determination of His children to raal;e 
every place of affliction, and its issues tribaatary 
to their spiritual good. 

It takes many a storm, and many a gloom^•, 
starless night, toripcn the grain and fruit by 
which life is sustained. And we must pass thro 
many a "fiery trial," and row ajrsLnst manv a coji. 



trary wind, and baifet many a billow, and suffer 
many a pang, before ^ve are "meet for the inheri- 
tance of the saints in light." Everything that 
tends to revsras the sinward tendencies of our na- 
tarcj is a blessing. The flail that detaches the chaff, 
and the fan that winnows the wheat, arc means of 
devine mercy, altho' thsy often constrain to "strong 
crying and tears." The loss of health and wealth 
and friends, has often issued iu unspeakable gain 
in the fellowship of the Father and the Son, and 
the gracious offices of the Holy Ghost. Health 
is sweet, but grace is sweeter. Perhaps the three 
Hebrew captives wdio were cast into the fiery fiir- 
nace, never saw their Redeemer visibly save that 
once. When the need was greatest, the Saviour 
was nearest. It is so still, sick-chambers, and 
seasons of severe suffering, have often brought 
Christ so near, and made Him so precious, that all 
the wo'i'ld is too poor to purchase our. joy. Jesus 
is so full of beauty, His heart so pulsates with 
love His grace is so inestimable. His person so glo- 
rious, His v/ork so perfect, that when our eyes are 
sufficiently purged to "behold the man" in whom is 
garnered "all the fullness of the Godhead bodily," 
w-e feel as if no cross could be too heavy for us to 
bear, no suffering too great, no trial too painful, no 
path too rough, and no draught too bitter. The 
presence of Jesus here, and the hope of consummate 
bliss Jiereafter, outweigh all losses and crosses, and 
mingle a heavenly sweet with every bitter cup 
that Providence holds to our lips. The captain of 
our salvation could reach his glorious aims only 
by way of the manger and the cross, with trial, 
toil and tears for the trinity of His pilgrimage. — 
He "was rnadc perfect through suffering." "He 
v,-a3 n man of sorrows and acqua nted with grief." 
These are the .finger-boards He has put up for 
our guidance — these the footsteps he has left for 
U3 to -v'/alk in. Wherever he set his feet there is 
the print of blood. Tears bedew His path from 
the cradle to the grave. Sufferino-s such as neither 
Heaven nor earth had ever witnessed, concentrat- 
•>;1 npon tiie soul of the God-man. With such a 
Saviour, to bear sin and succor the.sirmcr, we may 
■well "rejoice in tribulation." When our flesh is 
tortured with pain, and every nerve. quivers with 

agony, He remembers His own Gethsemane and 
Golgotha, and offers us the sympathy of His glo- 
rified humanity. Kia Karae is "Wokdereux,," 
and every troubled, needy soul can spell it so aa 
exictly to meet its wssts, and still its pangs. , To 
th(? hungry it spells bread, to the thirsty water, to 
the bereaved it spells all that is dear and tender 
in the various^clationships of life, to the perplexed 
it .spells "Counsellor,"' and to all who call upon 
Him he is "the Mighty God, the Everlasting Fa- 
ther, the Prince of Peace." He has a name above 
every name because He was obedient unto death, 
even the death of the cross." His name is mani- 
fold, and written in blood, and speaks of suffering, 
redemption, and joy. 

AYc have felt in hours of deep suffering, what 
sweet comibrt there is in the sympatliy of our 
friends. How much sweeter and dearer is the 
soothing presence of Jesus to those who put their 
trust in Him. No joy is comparable to that which 
springs from the consciousness of fellowship with 
God. Most of us, perhap.s all, have heard of 
Florence Nightingale. She was a tender, large- 
hearted young lady w!io spent much of her time 
in hospitals and battle-fields, among the wounded 
and dying. She was a woman of profound pity 
and ever gushing sympathy, and possessed marvel- 
ous power to soothe the most intense suffering. — 
Soldiers would undergo wifli calmness the most 
excruciating surgical operations when she was 
present. The dying even stretched' themselves 
upon their couch to kiss her shadow as she 
passed. If such is the power a frail mortal 
may wield over her suffering fellow beings, what 
is the power of an Almighty Savior to sustain 
and comfort in every possible degree of suffering 
incident to the probationary state ? "AU power is 
given unto me." A finite being cannot possibly 
need more than an Jnf.ninite Being can give ; and 
the Love that suffered the baptism oi Heaven's 
wrath and Hell's anguish for our redemptioB, 
never gives grudgingly. He suffered freely and 
He sustains freely in suffering. He is "touched 
with the feeling of our infirmities," and is sffiict- 
cd in our afflictions, because he was in and under 
our broken state and its penalties, bearing our 



burdeaed, and preparing a healing balni for all our 
wouiidfi hy His stripes and blood. In every pang 
we suffer, vre have a fahst index to the lacerations 
of His body, and the unutterable woes of His 
Sbul, ' «'hen "He was made sin for us." He is 
Xjrod, mighty to save; aiwi tn&u, with a brother- 
heart, sharing our sufieriugs, and making them & 
■ means of present ■sanctiScation and final glorillca- 
' tion . Christ suifered before us and for us, and 
jn a sense is suffering with us, thus fulfilling His 
gracious promise "I will not leave you comfort- 
Jess, I will come to yon." 



[concluded rnoM vol. 1 page 414:.] 

In this number we will treat of the anointing 
the sick in the name of the Lord. That this is a 
duty enjoined upon cliristian pilgrims is a fact 

■ plainly revealed in the gospel. James, one of the 
•- apostles of JesuB Christ, saitli in his letter, chap. 

. 6 : 13-15,"Is any among you afflicted ? let him pray. 
••..Is any merry? let liim sing p.salms. Is any sick 
. .among you? let iaitii call for the elders of the 
church; and let ihem pray over him, anointing 
him with oil in the name of tlic Lord; And the 
prayer of faith shall «ave the sick, and the Lord 
iihall raise hiaa up ; and if he have committed sins, 
they shall be forgiven him." AEointing with oil 
on the forehead was practiced of old, Kings were 
anointed to qualify for office. Priests aud proph- 
ets were qualified fir ser\'ice by anointing, Da- 
■ • • vid said, when he had power to slay Saul who was 
■'■•■'Peeking hiss life, "The Lord forbid that I should 
-'1."^ this thing unto my master, the Lord's anoiuted, 
• ■. ■ to' stretch forth ray hand against him, .seeing he is 
■the anpinted of the Lord. 

' .-yrt But anointing the siek for the recovery or par 
dou of sins we find only iu the gospel among 

■ .Christ's disciples. In Mark chap. 6, we find Je- 
..; BUS sending out His diseiples, two by two; and 
.,,. . gave them powe-^ver unclean Spirits, Ac., 

.12, 13, And they ■wen't <Mi, and preached tha^saen 

_^.ah6uld repent, Aed they cast out many devils, and 

' .'"icthdinkd with oil many that were sick, and healed 

them. Jamea received it from his Lord and Tcach- 

ey, his instruction to l>i« brethren, .1^ an apostolji? 

order, and commands them to observe it in easo 
of sickness. 

An individual who desires this anointing, how- 
ever, should be resigned to the will of the Lord 
as we do not Ijelievn it to be a means strictly to re- 
store always to health, or for the saviug of 
the body, but more especially, for the strengthen- 
ing of faith, £or the remission of sins, and the sal- 
vation of the immortal soul, "Thou preparesta 
table before me in the presence of mine enemies : 
anointeth my head with oil : my cup runneth over, 
surely goodne.«s and merc\' shall follow Hie all the 
days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of 
the Lord forever." Then shall the afflicted pil- 
grim be cheered up if attended to in faith, and hi.-' 
confidence in God will be augiueated, his cup of 
rejoicing will run over, and in tlie abundance of 
his blessing he will grow rich in God and cajoy 
eternal felicity. Most noble promise is attached 
to the observance of this dutj^, and all the prom- 
ises of God, in hiin arc yea, and in liim Amen, 
unto the glory of God by us who establishes us 
in Christ and he who hath anointed us, is God. 
Dear Readers, I have tried in much weakness 
to point out some of the duties devolving upon 
the christian pilgrim; and when I take a review 
of what I have written, I feci humbled before 
God that I did not do the all-important subject of 
tlje christian pilgrimage justice, but what, I liave 
written I have written. Permit me now, in con- 
clusion, to ask the readers of the Pilgeijc a few 
solemn question.';. Do you believe in the necessi- 
ty of obeying God in these things as set forth in 
these numbers? Have I been able, in these sim- 
ple, and hope conclusive, arguments, to convince 
you of the essentiality of these ordinances? And 
if so, are you now willing to ol>ey God in it, at 
the first opportunity ? Or would you rather hang 
back sffid linger in disobedience, thereby jeopard- 
ing your eternal happiness? I hope not, I hope 
better things of }'ou though I thus .speak. But 
if it should be the case, that you are still careles*?, 
and thus trifle with your undying soul, neglect 
that great salvation, and continue still to sleep in 
sin, I appeal, in the name of Jesue, to awake, 
AWAKE speedily, arise from the dead that Christ 
may give you light. Imagine yonrselves on the 
brink of the grave, on the threshold of eternity, 
and still out of Christ. O Christless soul ! if God 
calls vou thus from time to be ushered in the 



proseuce of an angry God to render an account of 
yoi:r .stewardship. Dreadful will be your case, 
for the sinner will be turned to h.ell with all them 
that forget God. Did you ever think on those 
things? If not^ reflect now on it, and profit 
thereby, for how can you endure everlasting burn- 
ings? But brethren and sisters, let us also see 
how we stand in relation to God? whether we 
Hiave done our duty? U&vq ice continued in 
2>raycr? have we bcesa watchful, careful in our 
conversation, transactions, and ilejiortrnfint ? If 
so, well atid good, notwithstanding all this, let us 
still ioapreve, grow a little better, become a little 
SioHer, and thus make progress in our pilgrim 
ourney, soon, soon, the troubles, the bustle and 
scenes of this life will close upon us forever, and 
then we will la-e'^t in yonder bright and shining 
world, whore HO farewell tears will be shed, no 
separation to be laade for .ever and ever. So fare- 
well, dear and loving ones in Jesus. Amen, 

" Pilgrim tlie vision before tlicc is glorions, 
The earth shall allure thy tried spirit no more : 

Thou wast in the day of thy trial victorious, 
Secure now at last, thy temptations are o'er. 

Hard was the strife, but the Strong One in battle 
■Has bee.n thy defender, and vanquished thy foea ; 

And 'Ileavein stood by thee to keep thee in trouble, 
And joyed when the sound of thy triumph arose. 

nigh was the anthem those raptures revealing, 
Ton thousand celestials the chorus prolong ; 

But louder the strains of the ransomed are pealing, 
_,\nd glory is swelling the eonqucrer's song," 

Leonard Furrt. 


£orThe Pilgrim. 

Cold cheerless -winter is come again with her 
usual train of snow, and ice, and frost, and sleet, 
and storm, and rain ; and from her presence have 
fied, the flowers and birds, and the beautiful garb 
of the fores-t, and l?iK! cnnt of green that adorns the 
sumrncr lendscape. .Dreary as she is, yet ws love 
her. Vvc could not !bc happy here without our 
grave, sober old win-ter. Vv'hy do we love the gray 
hca<lcd old traveler, with her robe of death, gloved 
.-and fnrrjjil for her refe^ion? 1st Because God has 
>f>rdaiDed 2!>J, Because it is a powerful 
'reminder, of our own decay, and e.xit, from this 
•vorld. Crd Because we ai'c afforded an excellent 
^ipportunity to rest from -the' toil of tho^incmer., 
;!!-.(! recuperate our wasting .bodies., for th'i short 
-i'Vfl, and cold, rough weatlitr, render it nafsu'-or' 
r tUie jfor oyt-deor -eX'Cii'cisa 

4th Because of the long, happy, cheerful eve^ 
nings, svouiid the bright sjaitling fires; with the 
Bible, the books, and papers ; with father, and 
mother, brothersand sisters, reading, singing, talk- 
ing, praying, and praising. Wlio coshl or would 
consent to blot out our hoaryheaded friend from 
the catalogae of seasons. 

Be our pathway through life rugged or smooth, 
we can uever forget the joyous family meetings, in 
our youthful days,aroun(l the bright, cheering fires 
of winter ; that hp,vc long since passed away. 

How precious, fnd sweet the memories, that 
throng about us as we again, write in the old fam- 
ily sitting room, where love and music rul«Bd the 
hours ; and see each lovely, famiUar face and form 
in their accustomed places, and hear the pleasant 
conversation, and the wholesome admonition, the 
cheerful song ; and the innocent childlike mcrri- 
Bicnt and glee of the prattling wee ones, who were 
not oMie^nougli to enjoy more useful entertainment, 
and then tlio reading of a chapier from the dear, 
family biiile, the song of praise, and an invocation 
to God ios njej'oy and fol easing. 

We love to think of those pleasant times, and 
woulb l-ey« to live them xiver again, as we do of- 
ten in our memories. Many of the readers of the 
Pilijrim, now enjoy this "in reality, and know not 
that they ar-e passing fhuough tlie hap2)iest peri-^d 
rf their lives. When they leave father and moth- 
er brothcn3«nd sisters, and go out to battle with a 
cold, pitik^ work!., tivey wiiU fchi.2ik very much like 
the poet who wrote : 

Baekwitrd, flow backward .the tide of years ; 
Bring, oh bring me iny childhood again. 

We doubt not that to •'a inter, is due much of 
that strong and undying attachment, to the home 

and seenes of our yoAith^ and from it wc gather 

lessons very profitable io ,the soul, emblematical of 

our maturity for the eteriial world. Many reasons 

to love and none toidiislike, \vo welcome, the last 

of the seasons.. 


JJl/ack*burj, Va. 

Attkmi'X .not to attain true wisdom by *iny othw 
■^vay tiian that which God has cnjoin€|3-,. ■ whicli .in 
-the fii'st seo-ond and third place, is IJiyftility. — St. 
' Aur/'i^ihic. 

THE r I L G R I M . 



Ihar Sister : In reply to your letter in which 
f oy apeak of your trials aud troables tfcc. Of 
.your own temptaAl-^at; yoii say-: "I cannot con- 
-yincc niyaelf .ttat I worbUip &s much for love as 
/or fear.''' Ti^is is one. o^ the nice, hair-splitting 
iheorics, not .so cj^sy to uuderstaud, and the better 
ivay is not to wox,ry .ourselves about abstract ques- 
tions. It is q\iite .enough for you to know there 
4s a principle -;\vc:riing in you both to will and to 
,^lo God's good pleasure, and it is immaterial 
whether you know how much of that jirlnciplQ is 
love or fear. The Savior says, 'Tf yc love me, 
keep my commandments.'' Aud "lie that hath 
sn-y commandments and keepeth them ; he it is thai 
joveth me," St. John, 14:15-21. "If ye keep 
Xsxy commandments yc shall abide in my" — 
And "ye arc my friends if ye do Wilja^tsocvcr I 
command you/' ^,olxn 1.0:10-15. "For this is 
ithe love ofsGo^'j t'lat we keep h's commandments," 
1 John .5: 3. These scriptures suggest the idea 
.ths.t the principle working in us to will and do 

the will of God, is all love. Other scriptui'es 
might be referred to, to prove the same truth. 

What then o? fear ? "Let us hear the conclu- 
sion of the whole matter ; Fear God and keep his 
commandments: for this is the whole duty of 
i;ian," Ecclesiastes 12:13. Peter says, "Of a 
truth I perceive that God is no respecter of per- 
sons: But in every nation hethat feareth him, and 
worketh righteousness, is accepted with Irim," 
Acts 10 : 34, 35. In the aljoye U is all 
love ; in these it ;s all feoj- ; ijQth w.orking the 
game thing. Many .similar .scri,ptures might be 
referred to, to prove tliat the fear of God is an cl- 
,ement in the Christian religion not to be dispens- 
ed with. Abraham feared God. Joseph said "I 
.fear Go<l," Gen. 42 : 18. Noah was moved with 
fear, preparctl an ark to the saving of his house, 
and we shall work out our salvation with fear aud 
trembling. Indeed the promises of God to .bhem 
.that fciir him are so numerous that the scrip.iurcs 
literally abound with them. 

Solomon tells us what the fear of the Lord is; 
or rather what the object of the fear of the Lord 
is. "Tnc fear of th.o Lord is to hato Cvvij_, ji^ride, 
and arrogance, and the evil way, and tbc fi-Qward 
mouth, du I hate," Prov. 8:13. Dear, sister, if 
it be tho fear of God which works in us ,to hate 
evil, pride, arrogance ; the evil way, and the fro- 
ward mouth, ^ve jieed ^\nt fear that }yp 'have too 
.much of it.. 

Thf soul being purified in obeying the truth 
through the spirit, &c., 1 Peter 1. The love of 
Giod and the fear of God are elements working to- 
gether in us ind with as to obey tiia truth ; aud I 
hold that it is imijossible li.u' us wiio only ksow in 
part, Jo kjijow which is ths most prominent. To 
me it is imnfaterial, I care only to know that 
there is a v/ill in nie to obey the truth, and by 
this I know I both love and fear Grod. With all 
the hair-spHittijjg theories some brethren wrong 
themso-lves .with, there ret-sain some mysterious 
workings of God in the soiil, that v.'ill not bo un- 
derstood until we no more see throii;igh a glass 
darkly, but see face to face, and no mor-c to know 
in part, but to know even as we are known, 

You, dear sister, certainly need not worry your- 
self that you cannot convince yourself iha.t you 
worship as much for love, as for fear. The very 
fact that you worship God is an evideucc that you 
both lov.e ai?d fear him. You need not know 
how much of each you have. If it were all fear, 
it would not be the fear which begets hatred, for fear will not worship God, its effect is diso- 
bediei;cc. D, P. Saylei;. 

^Concluded next loeeJc.'} 


Have you heard of the dream, in which the sleep- 
er was carried away into the dim court of Flell,- 
where Satan sat with all his host in solemn coun- 
sel to deliberate upon the ruin of mankind? The 
question was proposed, how can men be ruined in 
the greatest numbers? And one spoke on this wise 
and another on that. On.e ad&'ised that liie lie .gent 
forth pQ preach that there is zto God. No, said Satan 
men cannot believe that, I have tried that long e- 
nough and it fails. Another nroposed to tell them 
that God was so holy, that none luit the Holy Spir- 
it could reach him; that thus they might be urged 
to trust in good works. Noj .said Satan, they soon 
see through that and discov^er their sius. Send me. 
cried another, and I will tell them that salvation 
is thrpugh ,Chri.E.t, and by his blood, and that all 
\vh.G will be saved. Uut I will whisper, 
"Time Euot:gh." 

Go, cried the arch-fieud, and prasper. And 
men have believed thi§ Jie in numbers, and will 
perish by believing i,t. Reader shall it be so with 
you? Be not decei.ved. Awake! Awake! The 
ax lieth at your root, and the jS,c].ge is at the door. 
Escape for your life, if yon waat salvation. But 
if you seek damnation aud oulcr darkness, go on 
just as you ss.c, make no stir nor outcry, and you 
shall si'tely reach that goal. Only be assured of 
this, salvation may be yours to-day. The arms of 
Christ are ready to receive you. Ho will not' 
vou out. — Amhassador. 




For the I'ilgnm. 


A coiTCct knowledge of the "Nev,- Testament/' 
•and especially that part cf it Vr'liich contains the 
life and teachings of Christ, >vill teach u.s that 
Christ never spoke unadvisedly. In the qucstioa 
heibre ns we have an imjiortant su.ljjcct of the Bi- 
ble presented to us. I am aware that are there dif- 
fei-ent views on the above question, and therefore 
I v.ill try to be as definite as circurastanccs will 
allow. AVhen Chribt commeneed Hia ministry 
here on earth, He chose twelve apostles, and Pe- 
-tcr appeal's to have been one of the first ones call- 
ed, anil being a ji.shcrman,Ciiiistmct him engaged 
■in his occupation, and said, ^'fijllow me, and I 
will make you fishers of men," his brother be- 
ing with liim. A.nd soon after His powerful ser- 
mon on the mount, He gave' their Jirst com- 
mission. Chript called them to the work Ho now 
gave them, namely, to fish for men, and this they 
coidd iiot do iisjless they would forsake their for- 
mer connectioiis and follow Him, and go where 
He directs, Christ told them that "he that lov- 
5ih father or mother more than me, is not worthy 
of me," &c. It is no more wrong to love father 
or mother more than, than it is to love any- 
thing else more than Him. Then, from the words 
of Christ and the apostles, we learn that love shoidd^ 
yea must be the moving cause of our actions. 
Says the great apostle, "the love of Christ con- 
fitraincth ns." And sa^'s one equallj,' S3 great, 
■'love not the vvorld, neither the things that are in 
the world. If any man love the v.'Orld, the love 
■of the Father is not in him."' Peter was then to 
love the Lord more than anything else in the 
world, and he was not to love in icord, hut indeed 
and in truth, and of course this would be mani- 
fested by his actions.. This was the great lesson 
of the Bible Chi-Tst desired to bring before Peter. 
Remember that Peter was the Jii\st one called /ro^n 
lishing, and he was likewise thejiist to say, " I go 
a fishing." 

But Christ asked Peter, "iovest thou me more 
v.'.iva these?" A query has often been presented 
'0 :■:■'. \x\u\i hns these reference in. Soine helicv'' 

it refers to Jishes. I believe it refers to jishes, as> 
my article already intimates. I cannot Ixjlieve it 
to refer to the former, or disciples, for then Christ 
would have done that which would have excited 
emulation and competition, and incited 
His disciples to that which he on former «cca- 
sions condemned, and. to say the least of it, Christ 
would have done that, from which, if no evil, at 
least no good would have resulted, and therefore 
would have used idle words, unless I am "slow to 
perceive," Taking the view of it that he meant 
llfihw?, this difficulty vanishes, and Christ's words 
are full of meaning, and contaio a^reai and prac- 
tical lesson, and the following words of Christ to 
Peter will apply in connection, namely: "feed 
my lambs," and "feed my sheep." Christ then, 
wanted Peter to love Him more than the fishes. 
The sentenc3 would read, if the elipses were sup- 
plied, Iovest thou me more than thou Iovest 
these. If so, Peter, shew it by your actions. 
Corns, leave these fishes, and feed my hungry 
lambs. Come, forsake your fishing and feed ray 
suiftfl'ing s! eep. Come you must be about 3'ouf' 
fathers biwiness. Come, Peter, if you love the 
souls of nicjj more than these fishes, fish for (hem. 
Did I not say, " if ye love me keep my command' 
inentfi." And tlsis is the love of God, that wc 
keep his commandments. Now then if you love 
me more than these, k«ep my sayings, do as I 
have told you. Some believe Peter loved Christ 
more than any of the other apastles, but to judge 
from their ^^riting3 I believe he did not surpass 
John, if he equaled him. Why, it is the whole . 
theme of John'.s gospel and epistles, and as far as 
history describes his life, his last preaching was 
"little children love one another,'' but enough of 
this. "Wc have more light on the-subjfct of lov- 
ing Christ than Peter liad, and yet liow many of 
us love some earthly thing more than Christ? 
How often woukl wo be iaiterrogated, were Christ 
to be here in person, ia person, did I say ? Yea, 

but Christ does often speak to us through his 

words and by his Spirit. When we stay awa^ 

irom meeting, He ^artually aske us, do yoa lave 

me more than tliat which kc^'ps you from meet- 


iiig. If we spend our money for unnecsssaries he 
again says, ifyou love me more tlian these unnec- 
essaries, give that rnouey to the j>oor wh'ch yoii 
iljavc among you. 

We frequently hear a Peter say, "I go a foh- 
3ng," and then how many are ready to exclaim, 
"'we also go with thee." We do not mean that 
tiicy fish for fish, but how many fish forgold^ 
how many for honor, how many for ease, how 
many for things to gratiiy their lusts and jiassions^ 
when "the one thing needful " is neglected, name- 
ly, "to fear God, and keep iIi-3 commandments,' 
'by laboring in his vineyard, and fisJiing fur the 
immortal, and never dying souls of men. 

Noah LoNGA:'>'i;CKi:n. 


For the Pi' grim. 

cnAPTER ir. 

Among the treasiires of real worth, and whi li 
are procurable in this life, the Bible is of the 
value. What a treasure we find it to be when we 
oome to estimate the real beauties of creation ! — 
Nature, with all its splendor, will not show to us 
its real beauty unless we can see the beauty of the 
Bible and of divine truth* therein revealed, — 
Through a knowledge of the Bible we appreciate 
the Savior aa the gift of eternal life — a life attend- 
ed with the greatest source of enjoyment. What 
then shall be our fears though this earth is not 
our home? The beautiful saying of the Bible, 
"Here we have nocoiitinuiug eity," is not usually 
considered so. And why? Because too many in 
all ages of the world have looked upon this world, 
or rathsr have considered it as their home. 

And now my young friends, !e.5t you should en- 
' tertain unchevrful views of the future of heavca and 
what pertains to its bliss, I will show you in what 
way men aud wodjcu fix their aflcctions with sunh 
firmness on earth that they would always rather 
live here on this planet, regardless of v.ea- 
risomc t~>i\ and their perplexing cares amidst life's 
sorrows, than be carried to the raanisons of eter- 
nal rest. And as your happiness is of bueh vafet 
importance, I shall speak to you plainly and ear- 
nestly aud with as much interest as I can com- 

Youug as you an\, you perhaps kno-.T that there 

is more misery in human life than true hajpiixf s 

But the cause is not as 'easily known bv you. 

Yet I suppose you are aware of the fact, that some' 
jiersons while under very unfavorable circumstan- 
ces, are more happy than otlier.s under much more 
favorable ciroumsUuK-cs. But why such a difllr- 
cnce? Why are uot ail who are blessed with 
good health, and prospered with an abundant sup- 
ply of lifj's comfoits iiapjiv, v,-Liie jiiany destitute 
of them are so eoiufortabie and happy? Thcra 
arc several reasons but in this chapter it will be 
necessary to give you but a few. 

There are many who do not rightly appi ociate the 
transitory things neccj^sary to add comforts to this 
life, and of course, they axnnot be happy under 
such circumstances. It is to be feared that some' 
people hold their property in so iiigh an cstimatlorj 
that tlicy forget the valuable possessions awaiU'n.-^ 
the righteous in Heaven. But of course, tl.U v.-ill 
bettor apply to your seniors; yet my yamvg friend.^, 
is there not danger of you bsconjiug some what 
covetous? That is v>-;Hle preparing food and rai- 
ment for the body, you may neglect what is of 
much more importance, the soul. 

Again there is another cause, and one too, ihaL 
may be better applied to youth though notio you, 
or at least I hope not, wlsich causes many to place 
their aifectiong on ca;rlh in such a manner thattliev 
forget the enjoyment that tliey ean procure iu heav- 
fu thier re.T.! home; and the cause of this i.s, sens- 
ual amusement. 


( To be contiiiued next week.) 


Maay years ago when I was jxt in the prfme of 
life, an aged brother and his wife remainrd after 
preaching and dinner at ray house till all had 
gone. When ready to leave, myself and wife and 
little son four or tivc years old, accompanied them 
to their carriage, still busily engaged in our con- 
versation. Giving cacli other farewell he drovij 
oil' and wc returned, but to our surprise, our littip 
son biu-st into erying aud ^vhcn he coidd be pre- 
vailed upon to give the^-d;ise of it, said brother 
aud siiter Hoke did not give him farewell. I rp.-- 
member hou- close he kept to brother Iloks ^i- 
til he drove off. This taught m.e a lesson which 
in after life procured me many a iitlic frio.-id who3e 
friendship hath not died to this day, thojjgh some 
of them have their locks silverod over like mv own. 


The 'Jfsireto be f'avonilily noriwil -iceuis to uc a 
1;\\v fji'r.aiurc, 1 have thc'iigl;t ii:it only in niaa bnl" 
iilso in the brute crc:i<iou. Hence 1 hnvc made it 
my custom r/hcn I f-hakc liancls with the father 
and mother, I do iiot neglect the little one^, and 
ill traveling along the road meeting with children 
and youth I salute them, \7ould all grown per- 
sons do this, young persons %vou]d iiot be so bois- 
t-crou.-- when strangers pas.-; by. Here 1 reeolleet 
;an anecdote of General ^^'ashiilgton tliat conie.s in 
pKiy, as the saying goes. 

Wasliington was ri<liug in company with a, 
i'lirish officer, mooting a black mail who lifted i 
his hat and made Ins bow, Wasiiington j-Glurned' 
ihe courtesy upon wliich tlie liritish oiBcer made 
some remark? for doing so, to which the General 
replied, " that he wished to show that he was at least 
as well Ijred as the biaek man." 

From the above considoratioiis I sometimes, 
-Mdion riding before an audience where I notice 
.children and youth, I address tlicm in the follow- 
intr stniin,- I am glad to see so many little bovs, 
and little girls too, now I want you to quit M'liis- 
jocring and Iqak .right straight at me, and I will 
talk a little to y.Q.\i tliat vvill even not hurt the 
bio-n-cr bcvs and tjirls if th.ey hear it, aiid old men 
and women will not lose anything by listening. 

I know it to be a fact th.a.t all little and big 
boys and girls wish to be noticed,- and even old 
fjlks, don't like to be slighted, Uence various 
means arc made use of by them to come into no- 
tice. Fiometimes little boys, in seeing somebody 
.pass b}-, will whoop and hollo, and the wo.rst of 
them rip out some big Avord, as it is ciilled. It is 
true, people will notice them, but not favorably'. 
At another time they will take a kind of weed in 
their ; to make them spit like big boj'sdo or 
they take a lirlftle roll of the weed in their mouth 
with fire at the oihcr end, sticking up their heac's 
■to appear like big boys. 

• Xow -whenever little hoys imitate big boys they 
,csuinot stand this, that the little boys are Aip to 
them, so they sometimes slip away to certa-iu -plac- 
es and take what is called a dram and play what 
is called euchre until we find them sometimes in 
great notice when they fall in mud puddles, and 
ditches. But I liope little boys will not follow 

Thg little girls to be noticed roust have a red 
p1uvi5« .or- i?:atihcr or" some other gay fhing about 

[tiiem; and thougli they don't curse and swear ant't 
hollo-, nor take that ugly weed in their mouth, 
but they i\;ll raise a gw.Tit dc&l af smoke, but noth- 
ing more than smoke, which is 9Jj U'arncd fropi 
the bigger on.e^_, and even they are not the inventr 
orSj but have i6?.>'ned it soine tinjes froiji their parr 
en^.s before they ^now right from wiong. 

Another way to be n.otic,e<l is to rise up in .> 
copgrcgation at the time ff? pfcaohing and walk 
out doors putting the heels dqwn like horses, so 
that if any body in the house might he devotedly 
engag£(| in listening, might be attracted to look up 
because of the noise. 

Girls oftentimw are afi^id that the people will 
!iot sec their new bonnet, or hat, or dress, so tiiey 
walk through the house to be noticed, but all theso 
different v,-ays to come iytp .ijojice cannot gain any 

N.o,w I will assarc you my young friends that 
you wild gain praise if you now attend to v>-hat I 
shall say to the old folks and keep j"our seatii 
without scratching with your feet or whisperings 
and then when we come to singing you all join in 
with USj and then kneel down to prayer, of which 
you need not be ashamed, for I read in American 
History tliat there was always one man on hig 
knees v,-hcn the Chaplain offered prayer and that 
man was George Washi,ngton, and even a greater 
than he, the Son ,pf God, Jesus Christ the Saviour 
of the world and best friend of yours, WQuId not 
only bo\y his knceSj but stoop 'fith his face to the 
ear.tji in pp^iye.p. 

Thus my kind readers, young and old,. I somC' 
times talk before I tell my text. 

jI^ow" if the kind readers of the Pilgrim will 
make good use of the above I may talk to them 
again of what 1 have learaed since I was a little 
boy, till then J ,bi(,l y.ouall farewsll. yeur-frie^id^ 

F. F. Leohb. 


Dear Brother : I would iike to know, a little 
.about the history of the Brethren, ©ief they ex- 
ist through the. dark ages of the world, or were 
they organized again after the rGforn^aiioji; if so. 
when apd -vv-Jicrc-? E. R. Majile.. 

That the Ohyrch .existed during the dark a^es, 
tl-iere is no doubt, 'but .wider what particular name 
we are not prepare,^ .to say, neither does it make 
auv material diffci-cnce-, as we contend that tlit 

T H E V I I. G K I M. 


church docs not consist in the name, b«t in truth, , torics, bat they are such as a Wirnd mrvn could 
being founded ypon the word of God, Wlurcyer j ^.yi-ite of a county in which \\o liv.e.d but never saw, 
there was a body £>f people that carried out tlvc j Apostolical succe;3.-:ion is a hobhy on which wp, 
principles of ih^-d'Octi-ineof Jiae Lord desu.-; Christ, i as a chnrx-hj vjivcs i;ouo, neither h;ivc we any evl- 
that-body conjposed the Church of flod. But if 1 acnce of tiie nccctsity of a iis.fhly chain of conncc- 
we go to history to locate and get iK&rni^uion of | tion. If we were willing to accept pa-jal Eoincasoap 
that church, we seek light of d:arknc-ss. Ilifitory ! sjiivltual tnothor we could claim apostolic success- 
is of tl>e world, and the world is darkness, but the j ion as consistently as any other protestant church, 
.church is of God and God is light. The history | ^5 „yF churcli unilcr its p.r.escnt fonu was org:ini- 

•of the world and worldly religion, is recorded by 
the world but .the history of the chi^rcJi^ is recor- 
ded by the Spirit in the record of lieavcUj .h.ciicj2 tl e 
"true Church,"to the world has ever beeii the "hid- 
■den Church," "For ye are dead, and your Ljc is lad 
with Christ in , Gad." Again, Christ is rep,i'escu- 
tcd as a light J.oh;i 1st. 4, 5. a-jid as a caadi.e.=>tick 
Kev 2:5 

zed by bretlircn bearing lier mark. This Ifringa 
us to pu.r pointj c<: tlie coininencefnentof our pres- 
ent o;-gauizatioii. 

The church, now known as the church of the 
JJrcthrcn, was organized, inidcr its present form,; 
la tlic year 170S at Schwartzcnau, Germany. 

Thi.s church, at first, was composed 'if five 

Tu i 1- I J. .tl, c c -n- -Ui J 1 •. • brethren and three sisters from tlic towns and vil- 

Ihat hgiit, the bon of iiightco«sness, took its 1 ' '^ 

,1 T7> 4. J 1 -1 v T 1 ii a i isfia= of Ifeslc CaSv^el, Palatinate of Schricshiem, 

rise in the Jliast and white it lingered tlicr* t«G I -o ■ . « > . . 

.brightness of the clHirch was there, btU as the sun i ^-'^^ ^''^ Switzerland, and Parcit in Wurlemberg, 

the orb of light, rises in the East and sets in the j""'^ ''''''' ^^P^''^|^ ^'^ ^^''^ ''''''' ^'^'''- ^^^^"■^"■ 
West, so we believe, the liglvt. of the Gospel is ijoymg religums hl>erty for a season tV-cy persccut- 

'^boaring Westward and as a conseq-uence, darkness | ed for that faith which to them, was than 

must follow. i life) snd after fleeing place to place /or reli- 

Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and -the i.idiabitants ,?>f gious fredom, they finally, cmigrat.qd to ^^^^Va^aeii 

Palestine, that first beheld the glory .of this l.ight. 
became weary of it because theiji' d'.cd-s w.erc evil 
an4 to hide them^ they lov.ed darfeaess better. Soon 
the light Goaii,iiacuc;edjiioying. Their candlestick 
was taken from them aijd givan to a jicoplc that 
was M'illing to walk in the light. T-o tree that 
light in all its movings is the .work of -Ciod and not 
of man, but to deny that the light ex-istod and that 
God always had a people in the world, w.iuld he 
■to deny the truth itself. Therefore we sa}', the 
church did exist through the daikages, and in the 
midst of that darkness the light shone as bfightly 
as did it in its pcntecostial glory, but only the few 
beheld it and were willing to walk therein. Those 
few wcircthe persecuted ones who rather than for- 
eako t!ic light were willing to follow it into (he 
dtH,'p vallies of the Ttulipn Alps, the ricdmont and 
the Appenuince. Therein the dvnsand WK^'.eswas 

the light, and church.— the pcop'lc ofl'iod. 

But who will writ* thcjr history? They diij! ixjcdo 

jn the year 172i*,. 

Wiihi-i4 the last few •vj'ceks we have been recelv- 
i-Eg an unusHal amount of interesting copy, be- 
sides a large nnmber of new £ftbscribcrs, but what RS most encouragement is that all our old 
subscri'bcrsj wjth a fe^v exce})tions, are renewing 
[their *i»b.sariptions. The fact is \\e do not know 
of any that have abandoned the Pilgrim bccausfe 
the}' were dissatisfied with its character, but still 
they come and come, and we hope will continu,^. 
to come, until all have returned, bringing with 
them, many other names that have not heretofore 
been enrolled with the Pilgrim family. Many 
are tlie words of cheer and encouragement wo re- 
ceive from our patrons, a few of which wc \vill giyc 
n.cxt ^^fok if wc do not become too much crow/^^d. 

Pray for us brethren and sisters, that uc m^- bo 
enabled to publish only tliat which work for peace. 

.it, and the darkncss.£o,ji,ld mi, bccauec itcould not , !'-'»• 'I'*-^ cncourogeinont of th- -ainis and Jbrtlic sal 
romprclioud •■'Ihc lif.'Uf". It ;!,•■; (ru-P-wehnvc ln'.« ^ vniiMn '.f i.'n'L'ions souls. 


T II E P 1 1. G K 1 M., 



Jaaiiarv 1, 187 1.' ( 

Dear Fik/fim : — 
EaCiOsed please find a list ot" nanit'o wc 
liavo gail-.erccl togetlicr, v,- ho desire the eontiinianc-o 
of the Pii.GKiM and others -ivho \rish to ibrm an 
acquiiiiitance with j'oii. 

Matters of the most interest occurring in tliir; 
part of God's moral vineyard is, iho late history 
and condition of a once thriviug, and interesting 
church ia our adjoiuing county. This church -.vas 
tinder the pasti)ral care of brother I. B. Davis, 
and brother G. M. -JiuiCrson, v.lio was lately as- 
. sociated with him in the ministry, for a niini- 
ber of veal's brother Davis battled with great eu- 
prgy against the popular and pi-cdorainatiug re- 
Jigigys element of his section (Methodism.) irora 
which he originally dissented, until througli his 
■well directed ministry (and others v,-ho v,-ould oc- 
casionally visit him,) the strong attachment of the 
Tiublic mind for the doctrine of Weslev, and their 
coniidence in the evangelicity ef their faith and 
practice, was much shaken, and their tending was 
to'ivard the plain- and humbte walk of the Chris- 
tian. Their coniideuce and interest in the new 
light thatsprang up araong them continued. Ad- 
ditions v%-ere made to the church from time to time 
jintil their numbers and the genuineness- of the 
material that composed our church was greater 
than those of their neighbors who worshippal un- 
der a difibrent name. All was gained that was 
lioped for. An excellent house built, and ded- 
icated to the use of the in their 
new forms of worship, and the service ef 

But for the sequel. The brother became dis- 
satisfied with the pactice of the Brethren, set up a 
standard of his own, doubted the correctness of 
close commuion, coniesicd the propriety of the 
Lord's Supper, disregarded the mode and mamier 
of v/ater baptism ; and all this upon the ground 
that lie. could not discover more personal lioliness | 
in the life of his msmbei-s who observed thei? I 
forms andordinances,thanin the lifeof th&sev.-hose ; 
ilsxible consciences permitted them to vrrcst the j 
■scriptures, we fear, to their own destraction. 

Thus the church was convulsed, and shaken, 
the strong attachment they had for their minister i 
•ajniost iuduced. them to make ficsh their arm. 

and put their trust in man. Then again their 
iniplicit reliance in the doctrine they had learned 
to love, would draw them back to ths strict letter 
of the Xcvv Testament. In this pitiable condi- 
tion wc Ibund them, when we, associated with 
' otiicr bretiircn, went to see what was necessary to 
i bo done to 8avc tiie j}rccious cause. We went 
with the ministering breibrcu privately and debat- 
ed with them those conlcstisd points to po effect. 
j Tl:«v declared tiisir steadfastness, upon which the 
j old brethren present invited tliem to withdraw 
I from the church, which they did. This invita- 
tion w:i»; given through prudential motives. 

An oi)portanity was giv£n to the membership 
to dcdare their intentions, sad to our great satis- 
faction, but four, (as I remember), stood by them, 
while all the re^st renewed their pledges and 
vows to the church, to live together in brotherly 
I love and fellowship, and to their formerly beloved 
. minister, and members in the bonds of common 

So wc left thorn for our homes, distanc-e near 
forty miles. Shortly afterwards we made arrange- 
ments to visit them again "to see iiosv they do." 

Tlie company we ejigaged to go, failed to go 
with us, consequently we were alone, so far as 
any ministerial aid was concerned. The weather, 
((hough in the middle of December,) was pleasant, 
aad our healih excellent at the time, all seemed to 
favor aH intei eating and prosperous meeting. Yet 
there was the <>ld WTcck made by those who * had 
dissented. Ti^c miu-is of the people tossed by the 
shaken principles of the ehurch, and encroaching 
Methodism, which had not failetl to make good 
use of eh-cnmustaccs, to subvert the cliurcli which 
so lately had wrested frora tl!«m tie brightest stars 
that shone in their galasv. Bv these thines we 
wei-e discouraged. Our meeting commenced on 
Wednesday and eontlnsed until Sunday. .Dur- 
ing l!)is time we delivered eight di«coi;irseSj and 
visited the larger part of the members at their 
hoi&ea. And I am gladto^sa? that .oar hopes for 
the church at that point are much strengthened. — 
After the services on the Sabbath we baptized 
four, in the presence of a verj' large and serious- 
eosgregatioD, The M^-thodiet ehaaipioa was pres- 
ent, for the purpose of commeneing a p?otract«d 
meeting in the eame house, it being a honse of 
some privileges, the result of which I have'not 

We returned home, and found our little otits »II 

THE P I L G 11 I M. 

afflicted witli the whooping. cough, and suiFiring ( 
considerably. Slay God bless you, dear Pilgrim ! 
with us, for Christ's sake. Amen. j 

J. C. iloOYiXW. i 

Dear Pilgrim : — I am much pleased with your 
firat visit to my house in the new year. I am 
happy to say that I have four more subscribei-s 
for you. By giving out nearly all my old 
copies for an introduction of the paper, I get 
the brethren to subscribe. Please send m« 
a few copies of the first issue as it is the best No. 
yet issued, so that I may send them io ihc breth- 

The first article written by bro. C. IT. Bals- 
bangh in the present, or first Xo. is rich, and con- 
tains a character that, in connection v. ith what bro. 
L. Furry has written on the same stibject, is worth 
in itself, the price of the paper. Now let breth- 
ren Balsbaugh, D. P. Sayler, L. Furry, and 
many others who are blessd with the gift of writ- 
ing, give us their mites, each one as moved by the 
spirit and the Pilgrim, will go forth rich in its 
character and its horde rs will be enlarged, so that 
many more may receive encouragement by it. 
Brethren, do you not see the time fast approach- 
ing that every effort must be made by those that 
contend for the truth, to keep it before the peo- 
ple, so as to keep Zions borders from getting less? 
Hatans ministers are wise and crafty in their own 
conceit and are making desperate efforts to gain 
the victory, 

I eaid, after our series of meetings closed I. would 
give you an account of the result. Bro. Sayler 
and Bushman left at the time mentioned. On 
Sunday the Lord had convinced the precious 
uamber to enter into covenant with Ilim by bap- 
tism, 4 males and 4 females. The ice was cut open 
on Latimore Creek, 8 or 9 inches thick, and in the 
presence of several hundred spectators, the willing 
ones came marching manfully up to thd watery 
element to be buried with Christ in baptism, on 
the first day of the year, thus commencing it with 
OoJ in his holy service. Many and different 
were the esprcseioas of the bystanders in viewing 
iht solemn scene. 

How sorry we were to have bro. Sayler leave 
us at the time he did. It appeared that that part 
of the community surrounding the Latimore Meet- 
ing hou?€, who had a love for the truth wag ia a 

wee;.)ing couditiou wbile snotl er part 'ivho fctirtd 
truth and liglit, greatly rejoiced. In the midi^tof 
all this the meeting was <:lused, but I tm happy 
to say that the Lord is still at work in the hearts 
of precious soals making th.eiu meat for the Mas- 
ter,s use. l\isy wc be enabled to v.'ater i\\z good 
seed sown by the brethren and then God will 
give the iacrcase and his great name be g!ori!:ed. 

Adam Hollikqek. 
BcrmudiiOi Pa. 

Dear Filg rim. \ We feel lost when the usual 
PiLGElJi visit is not made, as it was common to 
be prepared to entertain such a welcome visitor. 

\\e try to have a v.'arm room and a vacant chair, 
and a spare bed for pilgrim friends, and the greatest 
trouble with, us is, we have not the pleasure of en- 
tertaining pilgrims and stranger? as often a.s wc are 
desirous of doing. And it may be there arc more 
strangers than pilgrims, and hence more v.-anders 
away from home than pilgrims toward^home. 

The idea of home suggests a pilgrim, and if wo 
arc pilgrims we are seeking a home not tempora- 
ry, a home permanent, eternal and in the heav- 
ens. How many of our dear friends wiio started 
out on this pilgrimage in quest of this home, are 
now in fall possession of it, enjoying all its bliss 
unaloyed by satans temptations, for we learn, no 
sin nor sorrow shall be there, no lion nor devour- 
ing c-arc. 

Why then in hope of our soon, in like manner, 
obtaining that pilgrim's home, should we look 
back into the beggarly elements of the world? 
for surely they are beggarly. We must not only 
beg, but not unfrequently, pay dearly for our joys 
and pleasures by looking back, whilst to the pil- 
grims, they are pleasures unspeakable and full of 
glory, gratuitously given. Where is the pilgrim 
who would be so foolish as to make such an ex- 
change as once having set his face Zionward and 
then look back with longing eyes to such fading 
plsasures. He is not fit for the kingdom, if not 
fit for the kingdom, what must he be fit for? as 
evident inference th.-vt he must lake the pleasures 
left for such, the ultimate pleasures of which will 
be pitiable, lamentable, fruitless, cries for water 
to cool the parched tongue, tormented in (he 
flames. Besides all to see God the Father of all 
glory shining, withllis Son, in all their bright- 
ness, laughing at their calamity, and mocking at 
their foolieuness, for the greatest of all f lolish- 

1 H E P I L Q K I M , 

iiess is, fi'r a pilgrim to start hoise and ere lie ; Some we have given the farewell kiss- to meet 
reaches his de.'^tinatiun to ineet t DreCentlcd Iriend ' ii,- l " i , 

and again to retreat by his persWions b^-k to I ''° "'"'*' °'' ^'^'^ ^^o^'^' °tbers who are yet journey 
liis former plei'.sr.rcs. To such iiidfeed fuethinks a j i"o onward and upward, whom we loved, and' 
!.lonl)le portion of wrath mast be prepared, from { with whona we used to mingle our voices in prais- 

tiie fact that we are not onlv eternally in dauber I „- *,. r ^A „„a +i „ t i ° 

ej to Uoa and tlic Liamby we may see no more m 

th.e flesh. These deaf loved ones are ever fresh 

in my memory. My prayers incessantly flow for 
your ami our spiritual -(Welfare. And much we 

ourselves, but are more or less likely to carry oth- 
ers with us according as we have winning po\s"er 
in our natures for go'6d ;iiid for evil. 

Have you then dear pilgrim, young or old, 
whetlier vou have fonnd your way flowery or i i i , , 

Thorny, rougl, cr smooth, hard or easy, an e^'e of j "*''^'^ f^*'^ ''^^'''''^ prayersand words of comfort, and 
iiiitli on that home"? Are you bound to obtain it i especially those who arre cast as pilgrims out on 
fit all hazardsj notwithstanding you expect to meet the mercy of a cold, irreligious world. Those 
the Lion bv the way ? ''Through creat tribula- L^v^ -,. " . i ii ^ , 

. 11 - i ' i' 1 ■ 1 V T-i, ^i, I who s-it near by the fire may keep warm without 

tion shall we enter tne kingdom. Ihey that j • J '^i' n^xLn »iLiiuut, 

\vill live godly in Christ Jesus w-ill suffer 'pefse- i '^"^■" effort, while those who are farther away 
cusion. If t!ic righteous scarcely l?o saved^ where | from it laust work the harder to keep warm. So 

we say, dear pilgrim friends, pray for us, and re- 

shall the ungodly and sinner appear? . -You must 
jneet this lion, you \vil! meet him, not you mzy 
meet him, and if yoiJ meet Mm irl fhc way,- turn 
not away front hir/i; he will robj-oit of ycuf home ; 
lie docs not wsnt you to meet him in the way, 
]!e want? yon to go around him, and by going 
around him ho knows it signifies fearj pilgrims 
have no fear. Fear is swallowed up in the hope 
pf victory. Victory can oSiy be won by meeting 
the foe face to face, and Conquering. To conquer 
;is to enjoy the sweets of pilgrimage, that is, the 
.earnest of the Spirit, the hope of Glory, arid hence 
the pilgrims knowledge of him who givcth us the 

victory through our Lord Jcsils Christ. 

Wc have entered upon the new year. It brings 
with it, its duties ard its cares, its troubles and its 
sorrows, its crosses and losses, its weepings and 
mournings, its meetings and partings. And for 
them, we must liave on the whole armour of God. 
For we must fight and pray with patiefjcei faith; 
and charity. 

AVhat a hope then for fhe weary pilgrim, te 
conquer and overcome. What a liope of bliss, 
for we shall reap if we faint not, and ^rp. cannot 
faiot unless we allow our troubles and emergen- 
cies to be greater than our abilities, and our abil- 
ities will always be in proportion to our faith, and 
exercise of all our graces. By these may each 
earnest, zealous pilgrim be encouraged to press on- 
ward and upward, and especially, would I entreat 
my young pilgrim travelers to be true and faith- 
ful in securing a crown of life. Many who start- 
ed out with me are uow. at home, ' others are near 
hofiSe, otbere have a good distance to travi?l. 

mcTflbcr us, as we also do you, and soon, if we 
meet no more on earth, we shall meet where con- 
gregations never break tip and Sabbaths have- 
no end. 

We eiijoy good health and are doing what little 
we can for the promotion of the pilgrim's king- 
dom. We are still fighting for Jesus, and hope 
to, till we die. May the grace of our Lord Jesus 
be with you all. More, anon. vS. Myers, 

Morristimiiy East Tenn. 

Deak PiEGKiMr I have just teturned from a 
trip to Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. — had a pleasant 
visit, foOnd many kind and loving members, witli 
whom w"e enjoyed a pleasant interview, socially and 
spiritusliy. Arrived home safely, found all well 
for which blessing we tha^k God. D. F.. Goop. 

M'aynesboro, Fa. 

pji.''.ri.^j.qntwyicii.t.kiMMWJiii i.i^jatULfw.ui.ik . i iiiu .iMiM ' I fclH l m i M il 

AYEAYER.— In Lower Canowago Church district, Jan. 
1st, 1871, LizzES A. daughter of friend William and Sarah 
Weaver, aged 3 months and 25 days. 


LYONS.— In ilidiJle' Woodbury, Bedford Co., Pa., 

Jan. 11th, 1871, Mes. Frjvnces Gertie, wife of 

Lyons, aged 20 years, 9 months and 7 days. 

The occasion improved by the writer and David C. Long 
from Acts, 17 : 30 31, to a very attentive audience. — 
The sabjcct of tliia notice died very suddenly, in the . 
bloom of youth : one moment well, the neit in eternity. 

Also the same day in Bedford, Hon. Alexander Eng 
Prest. Judge of said judicial district ; if rightly inform- 
ed, of only i hours' sickness. Such cases should serre 
as a warning, especially to the careless. Yes, to ns all, 
lo be ready auy moment for the summons of death. 

Leonabd Fx-bbt-' 

T ii !■: r I L G li 1 M 

Dear EdiUrra: — There is p.u error in Pilgrim 
No. 1 Vol. 2. There vriis nou;." of my family diftl 
')f the fever as noticed. T wUl givo you the num- 
ber that died since my last. Two of bro. J. J'. 
Lichty's two of friend livnry Berki'v's, four (jf 
Wm. Berkey's, and on&of iSarudel Bai'n'ts. These 
all died of the fever within tv/o miles of lis. The 
ffevcr is aoating around home, but i5 spreading, 
■ farther av.-ay%- I would say to tb.e readoi-s of the 
Pilgrim : do not cliarge the editors v.'ith the 
above error, ffs I may iiavc made it myself. 

D. G. Li:,T. 

Stoystownf Pa: 

For 10 subscri'b^rs and ft] 2. 50, one copy of 
•■'■ Man in (Jenesis and Geology," or back Vol.- 
complete, of Pil^^'iui. TUoae getting the premi- 
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All those desiring any of the above prcmiufn-i 
will please remind ifs of it, stating theuumber.uf 
names sent in. 


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W. Arnold .• You say you would liki; !0 
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present ari-angement, you ciinuot do this. This is 
a mistake. Stitch it togather, and cnt it open and 
the pages will be all right. The cover is not paged 
and is not connected with the other part of the 

Geo. S. ^yINE: All right, the name is entered 
on the' list, and if you have any more {loor that 
wishes the Pilgrim, they can h.-ivc it On the same 

In our last ISio. by an oversight, we fiiiled to 

place Eld. F. P. Loehr's name to his notice of the 
Salem School. 

Adam IIollixgke • Yoii may .s>ud the money 
at our risk, if you put it up well and direct it prop- 
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Genesis and Geology/' " Bunyaa's Pilgrim's Prog- 

refB," and Trine Immersion" by B. F. Moomaw 

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The first Session of Salem College, situated at Bourbon, 
Marshal County, Ind., for Ladies and Gentlemen, will be- 
gin Dec. 14th, 1870. 

There will be two departments in the institution, an 
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This rapidly increasing Christian Periodicai. will sooit 
have reached its first year, and it has met with s-nch univer- 
sal approval from its patrons, that we are much encouraged 
to continue to make our weekly visits to pilgrim hoUies 
bringing with us such news as may be for their good and 
spiritual advancement. 

The Pilgrim, as heretofore, •will be devoted to KeligioB 
Moral Reforaa, Domestic News of the Church, Correspond- 
ence, Marriages, Obituaries, &c. Also an outside or eectt- 
lar department, devoted to Crop Reports, Agriculture, 
and Horticultural Items, Markets, and a Record of 
all events and oacurroncei that may be of interest to the gener- 
al reader. It will be burdened with iavigorating food for 
the soul, aiming to be truly Christian, and having for its 
purpose Essential Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the 
spirit of lore and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among- 
us as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim on his 
way to Zion ; the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
of our children — carefully avoiding everything that may 
have a tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pii.x;rim win be published on good paper, new type, 
and in good style, aEd will be issued every week. 

Single copy 1 year. 

Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 
Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 
James Creek, 




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VOL. 2. 




■ E*rhe following sclGction was sent by Eld. D. P. 
"Sayler, requesting ii3 to puWish it on tlie Pii.guim cov- 
er, that it might bo cut out and pasted on the lilank 
leayea of our hymn books, and sung on the funeral oc- 
casions of our young sisters. We arc sorry tliat our 
type was not small enough to get it into the shape de- 
sired, but hope it may still answer the purpose. — EU. \ 

oWEET daughter of the Church, farewell '. 

To Jesus tliou hast gone ; 
"Tiie battle thou hast bravel_v fought, 

The victory thou hast wou ; 
This earth is not for thee, sweet child ; 

Thy home must be in Heaven ; ! 

To thee the Saviour whom thou !ov'et 

A glorious crown has given. 

2 The Cluircli in love weeps over thee- ; 

Thy parents grieve to part ; 
AflcQtion bids us all to weep. 

Though not witli hopeless heart. 
We weep fur joy that thou hast gained 

Tliat bliss beyond the grave ; 
And now witli Jesus dost thou rest. 

Who died t!iy soul to save ; 

y Father, grieve not ; thy child has gome 

To rest ia peace above : 
She bids thee follow in her steps 

To that sweet home of love ; 
Mother, wipe off the fal'.iug tear ; 

Though deep may be the woimd ; 
Kejoice that lliou hast given a salnl 

To be iu glory crowned. 

4 O. Father, Mother, follow her. 
That sainted child of heaven ; 
Rejoice that slie a rest has gained 

Which earth could ne'er have given. 
To daughters of the Church looli up ; 
Why stand ye weeping so ? 
."'.il.iQo forth to battle as she did, 
And gain that victory too. 

yA Sweet sister, daughter of the Chuidv, 
j,J;' .- And child of flcaveD's King, 

Though hard it seems to p:irt with thee, 

AVith joy thy praise we sing ; 
With angels may we all rejoice 

Tliat one more saint is blest, 
Rnalehed from the toils and cares of earth,, 

In Jesus' arm.^ to rest. 

Rest there, sv.-eet maiden, child of Heaven, 

Where eorrov.'s are unknown ; 
Mav we all reap the precious seed 

Wliich thou on eartli has sown . 
Farewell, jjure daughter of the Church, 

Till we shall meet al)Ove, ^ 

And with the Lamb once slain shall rest ' 

j In an undying love. 


Note. — By substituting brother for daughter, 1st ■ 
line, members for daughters, Sth hue, 4th verse, sweet j 
brother, brother of the church, for svi'cet sister, daugh- ; 
ter of the church, and clianging the pronouns she and , 
her to he, his and Mm, it uu-.y be sung at a brother's aa ■ 
well ai! a sister's funend. 1). P. S.wi.kii. ; 

Selected for the PiLsaiii. 

Go. faithful pilgrim, bear the truth ; 

The Savior's dying love pruclaim : 
Go, cheer the aged, guide the youth, 

And bid them trust iu Jcsub' name. 

Go, spread thy pinions o'er the earth ; 

Go,_wave the Gospel banner high ; 
And, nourished by some angel liaud. 

The oil of gladness still supply. 

Go, visit every sunny isle ; 

The boM' of promise arch thy way ; 
Till waiting nations sweetly smile. 

And hailwitU joy the Gospel day- 

Go, and th» Lord uphold thy wing, 
'I ill deserts bloom with Sharon's rose' 

And every echoing bree'e sliall bring 
Fresh trophies from thy eouqueicd foc^. 


THE 1» I L ii R 1 M 


Jirofner Bnmhangh : I send you 5 names for 
the Pilgrim, with the pny for the same, pcrliaps 
I can ^et some more, but time-s are very close here 
in Cal. on account of the last year being very dry 
and crops light, and this year, 1871, does not prom- 
ise much better. 

I am pleased \Yith tl)e PiLOKiM so fur, except 

one article which in my judgment would have bet- 
ter been kept from the colums of the PiL- 
ORIM, but such is human nature. Soiuetimes we 
make blunders but the true christian spirit directs 
lis to correct, improve, and redeem tlie time, be- 

_auisc the days are evil. ^ 

If the PiLGRFJi improves, thi3 incoming year, 
1871, as much as it improved' through 1870, I 
will make the b&st effort I can, to circulate it fur- 
,ther. Go ou brother, and publish the Pilgeim- 
Make every improvement you can, for the good 
of souls and the honor of Gcd, and our prayers 
will be for you to make it a complete success. 

Gkorge Wolf. 
Stockton, Cal. 

Bear Editors: I have been taking the Pil- 
grim from its commencement, and intend to con- 
tinue tiiking it. I am so well pleased with it that 
I think every brother and sistt^r should take it. 
It does me almost as much good to read the Pil- 
grim every week as to hear preaching. 

Besides'three or four good sermons a week, we 
got much other valuable reading, informing us of 
the welfai-e of the brotherhood and how other pil- 
grims are prospering in the divine life. 

-Dear Pilf/rim: I have l>cen a reader of yojir 
pagc;s g!owi;ig v,-ith thy truths of the gospel, and 
am ])leascd with the eS>rt you have m\.\j f>r thy 
spread of the go?pol. What has been tl»e success, 
(jod knows. Paul may plant, Apollos water, but 
the increase must come from God. And as the la- 
bors of another yeir' is oomnieaeiug, I will invite 
you biek a^ain. Miy your liibars bj crownerl 
with suceess, is my prayer. 

David M. FooEr.sANOKB. 

Barbara C. Price : You send us two f')r on 
the poor list, but have not sent us their given 
nimcs. If yon will send us their names in full 
we will try and accommodate them. Hope our 
dear brethren will help us supply ourpoorlist with 
Pilgrims. It now amounts to 17, with^$1.26 !o 
balance the account. This list is principally poor 
sisters who are short of means and yet wish reli- 
gious reading for themselves and families. Send 
along your mites and it may be the means of lead- 
ing precious souls to the fold of Jesus. 

Georok Shoemaickr : Your Pilgrim has 
been sent out regularly since beginning of the 
year. We cannot account for your not receiving 
them. AVe have sent back Xos. again. 

D. C. MooMAW : We have received two con- 
tributions from you, and part of a third ; the first 
six pages of it we did not receive. Where is it ? 

Jqhx IviaiE. 

Liigamer, Ind, 

Beloved Brother in the Lord. I take the pres- 
.•ent opportunity of addressing you with a few lines, 
hoping you are well, and wishing the grace of God 
to us ali. 1 have had the privilege of perusing a 
fe\v numbers of your paper with wdiich I am well 
pleased. I hope it may prove a means of encour- 
ao-ing the I^iLGRiM on his way to zion. 

You will herein find enclosed the sum of $2.50 
for which please send two copies of the Pilgrim. 

Yours truly, Henry Beelman. 

Siddonshirg , Pa. 

We have received a letter informing us 

that we, through a mi-stake, are sending a Pil- 
grim to Johnsvillc instead of Ladiesburg, Md.. 
with a request of a change of names. We have 
made a change but do not know whether right or 
not, as the letter was nameless.. If not right, 
please write again and be a little more difinito. 


We have opened a charity ftind for sach poor 
j as desire to read the Pilgrim, but have not thp 
I means to pay for it. Anything for this noble pur- 
j pose will be thankfully received, even down to 
! the widow's mite. Donations for this purpose 
] will l)e accredited either by the name or post of- 
i ficc. 

gharitv FrrsD, 
Honey Grove, Pa., 
Unpaid poor list, 


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■ i'o?- r/ic Ptlgrim. 


Christians, we are pilgrims in this world, hav- 
ing no abiding city here, no country that we can 
call our own. Satan has appropriated apparently 
nearly all of earth and earthly things as his own, 
and in his shrewdness is determined to hold on 
under the title of the prince of the power of ihv 
air without a shadow of title, for "the earth is 
the Lord's and the fulness thereof ; the world 
and they that dtvell therein." Through man, Sa- 
tan is manifesting his power as has always be.n 
the case since his success in Eden's bower ; where 
lie began to persecute God's people, and by con- 
tinu ing to follow them, as a lion pursues its prey, 
has taught them, and is teaching us that "Earth is 
not our home." 

Notwithstanding his apparent advantage, we 
must not falter in our purpose, but with renewed 
vigor, "press toward the mark for the prize of the 
high calling of God in Christ Jesus. If we were 
left alone to fight the battle for eternal life, our 
chances of success would be few, and our causes 
for discouragement many. But you need only 
carry the christian banner faithfully, on which is 
inscribed "Jesus the Savior," and the enemy will 
fl«b before you. But pilgrim you are not alone 
for the Lord has said "I will never leave thee nor 
forsake thee." And again, we may boldly say. 
The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man 
shall do to me. 

Wq must not go to sleep in the "Enchanted 
ground>" but watch and be sobep,, or, as Christ 
«aT«, "Wat^h and pny," ar.di b-c faith keep the 

crown iu view, and as the years roll on, you may 
each day sing, 

I'm nearer tny home in heaven to-daj". 

Than ever I was before. 

Pilgrim, when you arose frjm the baptismal 
flood you entered upon eternal life, just tasted that 
bliss which surrounds the eternal throne, and an- 
gels became your companions and constant attend- 
ants to help you from grace to grace and glory (o 
glory. You then were numbered among tho5c 
who will constitute the bride, the Lamb's wifu, 
and began to live uutler the "Perfect Ivaw of Lib- 

O, ye pilgrims taks courage ! "Quit you like 
men, be strong !" Ye timorous crop "Fear 
not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. 
The Lord shall fight for you, and yc shall hold 
your peace." 

The land beyond the river is ours, Jesus is ours, 

Jehovah is ours, and we need not fear for "he ii 

ever near," and but 

A few more struggles here, 
A few more partings o'er, 
A few more trials, a few more tears, 
And we shall weep ivo more. 
Then, weary pilgrim cease thy mourning, rott 

beyond forever. G: W. Mili.ePw' 

Bourbon^ Ind.^ 

There are many shadows of death. There are- 
calamities, bereavement^ desolations, which for the- 
moment sunders you from caitli. the same 
as if you were absent in body. But if there arc 
shadows of deatli, tlis beleivcr's dissolution is but 
the shadow of dying. — St. Avgustinc. 

Little minds are too much hurt by littli> tiling.-^. minds perceive thcni all, and are unt toucl - 
ed bv them. 


THE P 1 L G jR 1 M . 

yar thi Pilgrim. 

The Scriptures contained in the 22nd chapter 
of the Acts of the sposlles, and embraced in the 
ih-at 18 verses, is pas't &f a n<^ole defence by the 
apostle Paul, for the change of his faith, from Ju- 
daism, to the Christian faith. It was truthful, 
and without any attempt at prevarication. And 
as a consequencG it produced an eifect advanta- 
geous to the apostle. We learn from this, that 
truth is the most successful vreapon we can employ. 

Bat we learn other valuable truths from the ad- 
dress, all of which are calculated to encourage us-, 
especially those who have no church relationships, 
that the worst of them may succeed in propitiat- 
ing the favor of Almighty God, by the employ- 
ment of tlis friends. 

There could not be im-sgiaed a more v.acked 
person than the apostle Paul, hirosdf being the 
witness, and yet he found &vor with God. In this 
scripture we have a short account of the manner 
of his conversion, or rather I should have said first, 
his conviction for sins, then of his faith evinced 
by his inquiry to know, wliat he -was to do, and 
when informed what to do, he done it. It is here 
perceptible how swift conviction may be follov.-ed 
by faith, conversion, and the remission or washing 
away of our sins. But three days were required 
for the accomplishing of so mighty a work — 
changed from a child of the devil to a child of 
God. And it could have been done even in less 
simc, had not Anuanias been slow, to use a mild 
term, in performing his part, to the bringing 
ubout the great work in Paul's case. If aiiy 
eiiould say that is conjecture on my part, I reply 
not so, and would refer them to the Jailer vrbers 
the work v/as done in a few hours. 

It needs but an honest course to be pursued bv 
the convicted sinner. Wo also learn here, that 
there is no promise of having our sins washed 
away until we are baptized. But! may be asked, 
ai-e there none saved who die> who are not Ijap- 
tized? I reply I hope there are, biit we have no 
promise, that is all I will here contend for. We 
all know the difference betweee h pe and certainty 
"when applied to anything we are in persuit of 
even in this world. How much greater when ap- 
p!ie<l to things of vast Eternity. We also Icsrii 
another important truth from said scripture, which 
should not cscajje our attention, and that is this: 
that the Lord did not deal v,-kh Paul as He did 

with many v/hen He was upon earth, under sitrJ" 
ilar circumstances. All penitents v.-ere forgiveii 
upon the spot, here He refused that boon to the 
apostle Paul. 

It is asked "why this difference? I answer tiie 
question, by replying that the time Das- chssngej-.. 
Christ is now no longer in His humanity, but i* 
glorified, having organized His church, He now 
works by means indii'eetly, formerly directly in 
.1 two-fold chartscter, now through His church. 
To me the matter is very clear. Here we have a 
precedent worthy of our imitation, one that it 
would be perfectly safe to follow, seeing the hap- 
py result which followed the obedience of th& 
apcetle Paul. 

This oa«- well authenticated precedent is worth 
all the thousands of e:spedients niodernly invented 
and adopted for the converison of sinners, and I 
often ask myself why it is so? It can only b* 
beeause we . arc fond of noveity, aad give more' 
honor to oar own works than the works of God — 
and here comes in the saying, "Not of works lest 
any should boast," referring evidently to our own 
works. But the question -again may be asked, are 
there no works meritorious V I say yes, yet not 
owr works,, yet we are commanded by Paul always 
to abo-unJ in the woriis of the Lord. Let us learn 
to discriminate between the works of the Lord 
and our own works, and this we will do if we 
place ourselves under the influense of the spirit o4* 
the Lord. E. Slifes. 



In the parable, (Lwke 19th) the Savior repre- 
sents the service, or worship ef God by a noble- 
man going into a country to receive s Kingdom,. 
&c. It is said he called his servants and gave 
them his goods, &e. '*But his citizens hated him, 
and sent a message- after Mm, saying, we will not 
have this man to reign over us.'' When the lord 
returned and reckoned with his sevants-^ those wba 
were faithful, received their rewards, but one said 
"Lord, here is Ihy pound, which I have kept laid 
up in a napkin, for I feared thee," &c. This one 
feajecl his lord, because he hated him, and would 
Bot have hjai to reign over him ; he will have no- 
thing to do with him ,• he will not touch his jnon^ 
cy. He says, here is thy pound, I did not use it. 


booa-ase yon are a hard nsaster ; I feared you ; 
here, take it ; it is yours, tlicre is no account be 

T / r- -uT 3^°^ because I l.ateyo., and hun, but Jove to e>bey lu:n i« all t^.g.. And ^ 
thereiure.J.. will have nothiMg to do ..,k you. so, he ha. p.or.iscd to be with o.Vaud Iko can be 

^ear sister, 13 this the kin<l of iear you fear?- : against us. 

but love them in obeying thsm iu all things. So 
with our Heavenly Pother, wo fear to disobey 

t^ertainiy not ; this worked disobedience, yours 
. ■ works obedience, which is the ©uly sure test by 
M'hich wo can know that we believe the gospel, 
and love the Lord. 

Of Jesus, Paul says, "Though he were a sod, 
yet learned he obedience by the thing which he 
suffered, and being made perfect, he became the 
sxuthor of salvation unto all themthot obey him." 
Hcb. 5 : 8, 9. And as there is a principle in us 
by which we believe and obey the coeimaudments 
of God, knowing that it will work in us until we 
be made like unto God in holiness. 

Some people are always looking on the dark side 
of everything; these can never be happy. It is true 
the feelings of unhappiness are common to all 
53ut these need have only a momentary existence ; 
^ith some, however, they are Jong endured, and 
arc increased by every object with wliich they 
•^ome in contact. Some always live «nder a cloud 
<j{ sorrow, and are never joyous. Even in pros- 
perity their pathway is shaded by some imagina- 
ry evil. If fortune smiles upon them, they will 
Jook upon it as an omen of evil, [f success wo'd 

Your brother and friend in the Lord, 

D. P. Savlef.. 


F'or the Pilgrim 

To the readers af tJu Filgrim :~Grc.ce be unto 
you, and peace from God our Father, and from 
our Lord Jesus Christ, love and joy be multiplied 
May the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit 
be witli us to preserve us blameless unto the 
coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Since God 
through His abundant mercy, has spared our un- 
: profitable Jives, and has granted us, at least some 
of us, lioaltli of body and understanding, sufucient 
to know His will, and His superabundant love to 
us ward in Jesus Ch'ist, His Soa, our Saviour. 
Let us united, as with one heart and soul, render 
praises and tlianksgivjng with due r«v€raice, ad- 
oration and glorification to His lioly and magnif- 
icent name, O, let us remember His love. His 
unprec/Klented love, in giving us His Son, His 
only hegoikn Son, the darling of His bosom, to de- 

«,.„„ w . ^ .--.- liver us from so great a death, and I )v His own 

Xr° It iLt ; :" '" " '";■ """" "' "" "'»»"' '""-«' «" '■"■■"■" '■-■V <■.-■ ..,. »r 

■aaversiu tliat might come uoon them In fh,^ fi, L- - . • , , 

.„,„ Q , . , / "- ^"" *'°"s sin, transmitted to tliem through tiie vio^- 

ture. Such are not on V unhapin- themselves I mf L- en i- 1 , Lut-^io.a 

.. . . •■ ^i-^ '^"^™^®'^'^''' ^"t tion of God's law bv our progenitors, "Beho'd- 

they make those around them unhappy. Their 
sad looks and melancholy conversation send a cliill 
to the heart, and smite every feeling of love in 
the circle where happy hearts are in unison to- 
gether, and where others liave sweet words of joy 
and love, they are sure to have feelings of sadness, 
and doubts in their ijcarts. This need not, and 
by no means ought to bo, with any who Jiave be- 
lieved unto obedience. We love God, and because 

what manner of love the Fatlier hath bestowed 
upon us"— that not a soul will be lost on account 
of Adam's transgression— but if any fall under the 
wrath of God, it is through their own actual sins 
unbelief, disobedience and rebellion against God, 
O, let none of the pilgrim family be chargable to 
God in this respect, €SiT€eia]]y of the sin of unbe- 
lief, for on a-coount of this monstrous sin, six hun- 
dred thousand souls of the ancient i^eople of God, 

hL Wef. r "'''^''^ because we lov. who- were delivered from cruel boniage bv th^ 
rfe->r^^m '" -t as wc tear a tyrant, but high hand and uplifted arm of Jeliovah; failed to 

^1 r t-^rr "' ^f ' "™- Wo, brethren and sisters, have come out A-om 
. -Ave .ongh^ in f,.r ,h..n ,n d.sobedience, V„her le.der. K^ng AV„...,;/, a powciu! cptnin 


T H E P 1 L G H I M . 

even the captain of our salvation. Go.l, who de- 
livered us from the jjower of darkness, hath trans- 
lated U5 into the Kingdom of J lis dear Son, in 
whom wo h:ive redemption through I lis biood 
•even tin forgivenosa ofsingj tiirough the abundant 
riches of His grace, will bo able to sustain us in 
ail coUilicts, support us in afflictions, encourage 
us in adversity, and by an implicit confidence, 
firm trust, and overcoming faith in llim, obtain 
the victory over death, hell and the grave. 

O' when our conflict ceases, oa^ pilgrim journey 
is ended, oui- labors done, and we in perseverance 
in the love-working and practical faith of Jesus 
Clirist, that faith once drUverfil to the saints, close 
our eyes in death, we are perinittcd in the tri- 
umphs of a realized hope, to sing, ''O death where 
■is thy sting ! O grave where is thy victoiy ! 

But amiilst all these encouragements and ex- 
pectations and joyful anticipations of ever realiz- 
ing such a glorious, happy, and ever to be contin- 
ued enjoyment, delight and felicity in the world 
to come, we look on our labors here as weak, im- 
pci'fecc, without merit, as a work performed by 
unvrorthy servants who only tried to do what was 
our /duty, and what wo justly ov<ed to God. 
Hence we say with an apostle, "Thanks be to 
God, which givctii us the victory through onr 
Lord Jesus (Jhrist."' Therefore my brethren and 
■sisters, bo ye steadfast, unmovable, always abound- 
ing in the work of the Lord. 

By wi'iting this C2)istle I may address many 
who are yet strangers to grace and have not ob- 
tained the soul-cheering hope, that the christian 
pilgrim lias who is adopted into the christian pil- 
grim family. Many precious souls the writer nev- 
er saw, doubtless never will sco, will be reached 
through this missive, as the family has augment- 
ed lately, and hope will still continue to do so. 
Though some may be without ' the ar/: of safety, 
when this reaches their home, which is truly an 
•unhappy state when conscious of siii and aware' of 
the drc.idful doom awaiting the:n, yet ^v■e i-ejoice 
to k;vow that we have glad tidinixs to offer, even 
to tii"-e polluted, to the vicious, aiidt s theaband.on- 
od and wretched sinner, ii])on condition of tui'iiiuLT 
to God \\\\\\ slJ tiieir he;ut. For tlirr'' is a li>nii- 

tain opened for sin and in the wounds 
of a crucified and risen Redeemer. Come to Je- 
sus, the friend of penitent sinners, repent, reforni, 
a:id come in his own appointed way. Why delay? 
what hinders yon from coming now? Do you 
not see that death cuts off its thousands daily from 
that happy privilege? Yes in the last Pilgium 
and 0. F. Companion, I saw the account of tho 
death of three young persons I met with in my 
travels this Spring in the far West and with whom 
I had tho pleasure to iissociate for a little season. 

So fades the lovely blooming flower I 
And withers almost in an hour ! 
My loving youth, now warning take, 
Before it is fore'er to late. 

Permit mo my loving young friends to make a 
special appeal to you to take heed of j'our precious 
time, and do not squander it in licentiousness, lev- 
ity and idleness ? Come and strike hands with 
us to labor in the Lord's vineyard, for the Lord 
has a glorious reward to give to his faithful labor- 

May God, through His abounding grace 
strengthen us with all might in the iuijer man 
and grant that cur love may abound more and 
more toward one another, to be perfect together 
for the full enjoyment of meeting there in the pii- 
I grim family above, where love, joy and peace for- 
j ever reigns ; where we forever, in the presence 6^ 
' each other, and in glorious fellowship with our 
I elder brother, Jesus Christ, shall feast together on.. 
I divine love, clothed with immortality, enrobed 
in fine white linen, palms of victory in our hands 
and crowns of glory on our he.^ds, parade the 
' golden streets of the heavenly Jerusalem. 
j May God in His infinite ra&rvj, through the 
] merits of His Son and through the sanclifying in- 
Iflueuceofllis Holy Spirit, prepare us for that 
i happy meeting is tlie prayer your unworthy writ- 

' Your^ in tho bonds of the. gospel, 

Leomaup I'rr.RV. 

— If you wish to give a valuable prcs-ent 
to a biTithar, sister, or friend, at ?■ sm.nll cost. 
s"!id tli'Mii \W- Pin.irJOM for one vcRr', 




auj let uj exalt his 

"Oh magnify the Lord wItU m 
nsme together.—- I'salm 34 : 3 \ 

TIrcgc worfls were .spoken a^iturk'S ago in honor 

to Cfod, yet they are as appHeablc to-day as they j 

were then. True we may sometime.* err, and conic ! 

j may be like their.s, is the prayer of your nawor- 
I thy i-lriti-r. SAlil.iK I\I, PuETSMAN. 

«— «— 


*'I('you were an ambitious man/' said a person! 

*'„- „u 1. r 1 i > \ ,, . 1 , 1 . ! one (.lay to a minister of talent and education, who 

tar short of our duty, but that need not deter us :,, , . • , , , • , L 

f 1 • • i_, ■ li- , , , was .settled in a retnx'd and obscure parish, " vou 

from doing right If we watch and pray ear- 
nestly wc will be forgiven. We see that iniquity 
doth abound, therefore we mnst gird ourselves 
with tha whole armor of God, that we may be 
able to withstand all the fiery dart.s of the evil one, 
who goeth about like a roaring lion seeking whouie 
he may devour. Wc will tiien be able to endure 
to the end, knowing that only such shall inherit 
the kingdom. Wc ran encourage one another, 
.ind live a holy life. 

Of the iicven aboniinations .spoken of by the 
wise mail iu hiis Proverbs, 'tis well if we avoid, 1st, 
a proud look, 2d, a lying tongue, help us ever to 
speak the truth, ."kd hands that shed innocent 
blood, 4th a heart that dviscth wicked imagina- 
tions, 5th feet that be swift in running to mis- 
chief, 6th a false witness that .speaketh lies, 7th 
he that soweth discord among bretlirea. 

It would be well for us to ask ourselves if we 
l«ive been guilty of them. If so let us endeavor 
to do so no more. The Revelator tells u.s, "Bless- 
ed are they that do his comm.tndments, that they 
njay have a right to the tree of life, and may en- 
ter in, thi'OMgh the gates,- into the- city." We .see 
plainly from the scriptures, that religion is sonic- 
thing to be done; that we may have a coiisclence 
toid of oflencc toward God. That indeed must 
be a happy feeling. What more do we need than 
to know we have done what He requires of us as 
near as we can, by denying ungodly and worldly 
lusts, which the enemy is ever presenting to allure 
if possible, those who desire to serve the Lord. 
What a blessed privilege that we can come to Gol 
iu prayer at any and all time^, asking l;im to for- 
give whatever He sees amiss in us,- and ihr grac-:- j shine as the brightness of the- firmament, and they 

would not stay in such a place as this." 

"How do you know that I am not an auibitioui; 
man? said the pastor. 

" You do not act like one." 
" I have my plans as well as other.? — the re- 
•sults may not appear as soon, perhaps." 
"Arc you engaged in some great work?" 
'•'lam — but the work does not relate to litora- 
(lire or science. I am uot ambitious, perhaps, in 
the ordinary sense of the term. I do not desire 
to occupy the high places of the earth, but I do 
desire to get near my master's throne in glory. 
I care but little for popular applause, but I desire 
to secure the approbation of God. The salvation 
of souls is the work lie is most interested in, and 
to the successful prosecution of wl.'ich He lias 
promised the largest rewards." 

Such an ambition as this is noble, thongli it 
may be rare. Moie of it would send forth labor- 
ers into the harvest-field, and would change the 
whole current of life for many who profess to be 
ministers of Jesus Christ. 

But the ambition that reaches after gold, and 
gaiu, and glitter; that seeks after high-sounding 
titles and chief seats in the synagogues; that longs 
for good pay, easy work, and the praise a of goules.'s 
world ; will cat the life out of the Christian's soul, 
and leave him powerless, sapless, barren, and un- 

The labor tliat has its aim and reward in earth- 
ly honor, is very different from the true ambition 
of the faithful child of God, And while the un- 
faithful servant shall awake at last and count his 
life a terrible mistake, " They that be wise shall 

to abstain from every appearance of evil, for with- 
out Him we can do nothing. Then wc can be 
able to go forth without the camp, not only able, 
but rejoicing that we can bo partakers of His re- 

^lay our Heavenly Father grant us all grace 
to livo the lifeof th'> righteous, .that onr last rlnys 

that turn many to righteousness as the stars for 
ever and ever." — 'F/ic Chrisiian. ; 

Whkx the ilar.iiting banner of ambition l,c- 
comcs the shroud of death, M-ljoro is all its vaunt- 
ed greatness? Why, buried in the earth, with 
him o'er who.-^e proud head it flo.itcd in the wind.- 

■ rfj giy . r i ^ *^ .-. ■ 


SelecUd by M. J. C. JEckfr. ]et the Bible remain n.-ichangetl ; for if you do 

PKOrOSED KEYERSION OF THE P.I BEE. ch&vgc it you are prqraring the w?iy for unbeliei" 

ami iiifidelitv. '' For 1 testifv untoevcrv man tliafc 

lu the Observer of September 2ii.]. I notieal an htareth tlic words of the prophecy of tl'iis book, if 
srilcfc«}>Qntlii5Subject, beginning in the follor.- any man shall add unto these things, God shall 
. iTi^ manner: '• That our present vers-on of the ^^i;} j,^^^ jjj,^ ^j^^ |,]agucs that are written in thid 
English P.ible needs improvement, no scholar can i,^^], . ^^^^ ;f ^^_y ^lan shall take a>s?.v from tlie 
for a moment <k<uht. There may be no docfrinal ^^rds of this prophecy, GoJ shall take a-sray his 
errors taught in our prcrteut version but there arc pj,j.t out of the book of life, and out of the'holj 
many awkward and (obsolete expressions that do ' pj^^.^ ^j^j f-j.^^, ^j^^ j^j^gg ^1,;^]^ ^^c written in this 
not convey closr and inteiligcr.t ideas. * * * ^^^^i^ - Though vou do not directly take away or 
All tbsoleic v.-ords, ar.d words that have changed j,jj j^_ ..^^ ^.^^ ^^ certainly preparing the war, 
their njcaning should be removed and the proper j,,,,^ q^;, ^^^lu l,old vou accountable. D. ?v. ' 

o!;es put in their place.'' i , . 

Vi'c admit that tiicre are \Tord3 in the Bible that • p^j. j^^ pflgnm. 

might be eJianged, obsolete expressions tliat cnuki yE 3IUST BE BORN AGAIX. ' 

to removed, b^t vre cannot agree with the writer 

that it shonW be dou^, Bnd shall proceed to give ^'"^^^ "^^-^ "^tf^^r" ""' "'"' '' 
our reasons for disagreeing. ^ ^ ^,5^^ ^^^^.^ "^.^^^j^ ^^^^.^ j.^^ j^^ ^^^ g^^.;^^ ^^ 

Tn the first place, if this project of revising ine ■>-. , , n ^ ^ ' ^ 

,,., , , ^ , ., .,, ■ ,. „ '■ one .Nicodcmus, a ruler of the Jews, Avho ranie to 

3iblc be eonunencccl. it will continue irom tune ' 

(.0 time, changing a little now and then; a ^v-^<3 ^^^ by night. Whether the business, or daily 
here and a word tiicre, until the Bible feecomrs so : transactions of the ruler did not admit of his ap- 
( bann-cd tiiat it can -scarcely lie recognizc<d as the proaeliing the Savior by day, or whether he had 
''dear old fashioned Bible." Tliis will be the re- \ apprehensions that he wiuld rect^ive the denuncia- 
sult of what the writer proposes. And it will not \ tions of the Jews for approaching him, or whether 



In the 

second place, if the English Bible be re- ^"""*t ''^ ^''t-ulJ l^e pat out of the synagcgue."- 
vised, inlulelity will be greatly increased. There But let that be a? it may, he for some reason best 
are, at the present time, a gieat many who claim ' known to himself approached the Savior by night, 
that the Bible is only the work ©f man, and there- ; He knew very well wliat was in man, and ad- 
fore i • no better than any other : and their num- ' dressed Nicodemus in such a way as to make him 
bcr would bo greatly increased if the proposed- re- \ understand that he Avas wrapped up in the fleshly 

version of the English Bible is carried out. • n ■ :i Ti- • *• ^ ^ *' t \ 

-'-'" *= i (carnal) mind, it is very evicfent tnat he was not 

The writer also ciaims that some passages are , . . " , ,, 1 

., -r , . 1 , ■ . " 1 born 01 the spirit or he would, no doubt, have un- 

■lot clear enough. I thimr this is a verv pioor ob- ■ ,,,-,. ^. ,',,,, ■, 

• ,- .1 1 • 1 i -.1 „ ,„ (^ *•„ . ,;„„„ +1,^ 1 derstood tne bavior. bo he wouid Jiave had no 
iection to be raised iit the prc.-=ent time, sinc€ the 1 

ftdvantasjes for obtaining knowkxlge are so much \ oec-asion to make the following illustration : "The 

better than in the days of our fithers. They road : ^^ind bloweth whither it listetb and tliou bearest. 

the Bible; it was clear enough. for them. They j the sound thereof, but canst not tell wbenee it 

obeyedilrteacliings, jvractieed its principles, and arc ^ comc-th and whither it goethi so is every odb 

now, we trust, "safe in the Letter latul." If it that is born of the -spii'it.'^ Such is the with. 

=ras clear fnough to lead tliem safe into the bet- ,1^^ ,,,^^.,^,^1 ^^j^j^.l "^^^^ ^j,^ ^^^^^^, perceive the 

trr land. Ovudit it not be a safe guide tons, e^ne-; ,,. r n • •, 1 ^ ^• -1 l- • 

t.iiau., ... ^ -, . ■, / thing-s of the spirit, who cannot discern the things 

viallv when we have so many good books, such a-s, ° ...,;, ~ ,- ;,. 1 • ,■ ' 
^,., ,- ,. . . . - [ i • 1 .-> ; ot the spirit, and tner^-ore live after tiie incluia- 

Biblc dsetionaries, eo:amentarics Are. to aid us? -i >■ ^ 

IX some par^sages arc not dear ennugh, and ob- ' '^'O'''"" of t^ieir c.wn corrupt heart, which is-deocft- 
sil-.-toalul awkward expressions are u.=ed, let the ' ^"1- "The heart is -Liec-eitfal above all things and 
Bible dictionaries ..and commentaries '■xplain and --si-tely wicked; whn can krioW it-?" Jer. IT. 

THE V i L G R I M. 

Not so tliG man that is spirituaiiy born, iio c:\n 

1, uut ot'flK'p'.irposafisr v;!jieh tliebcreave- 

T->-e the tilings of tho spirit. The Savior hr.3 l-o- ni-?nt \vr..'5 visico;'! upon the famiiy and relativee 
oorcc the wa^. "I am the \vay, the truth and the rO-' ^^ deceased. _ Besides, the nfe^'aratioiis retce- 

' Earv to thesa-Icslivitica take the tihie wisicli shijuld 

Jifo." Christ lias opened the way, aiid hag gone: 

bef'jre, and the spiritually born man ••.vlll follow 

j bo devoted to pviAste cotsteniplation, upon wliioh 
' .; yo one slitSild be allov,(<i ti> inlriide except tho 
his footsteps. He has esetapliticd the Kay fbr tis, ! nearest j-elahvc? and most iutinifitc iriends. 
rind in order to il.!lo\v iiim, we must be born again, j -v\'he-e fiiufitiivg is indulged, jVo:n tl e tl'us of tbo 
"Kxoept a man be born again he cannot seo the ; death, until the tiineral, the fsinily are employed 
J<in2doi'!J «sf G»^.'"' "Except a man i'e borii of ; in preparing the cittertainnient which i.s cspc-ctcd 

^rat^rand of th,^ spirit he cannot enter into tho !*'' ^'^ ^^''Joy'^^ V ^h''^^ ^"^"'" = f »;VK"'^''^ °^ 

„ ^, , „ ,. , , ; dcatn of au acouamtancc jh prooahlv oiren afsocia- 

kingdom of Crod. ^ow the ?nn,j^ spiritnaily | j^^ ^.,-^^^ ,u. ai^ncipation of a good" repast fire ^f 

Iwrn and must commence tlie warfare bv taking : cxikmjsc. In tjiis wav a death v, Inch carries afille- 

jnd oia-n dcsT'aiv into a ia?nih', fills 

*s hand "the sword of the spirit, which is tli* | t:on, scrrew, 

I ,- n 1 •> i.T^i r r ■ the heart of a cronrmaiid wiiii a nlcufant anc sat-' 

\vord ot (joa. the wcaiions ol otir wariarc . ,, ^ ^. v . „ • , , - 

' j 4s{;ictorv anticipation o5 a gensiusl rilcaKuro. in 

arc not carnal, i-ut mighty through God to the j addition to these o[)ifictions to iea?tir^ at Ameral:?, 
pulling down of .=;trnng holds, casting down imag- | sliould bo added tiio fatt that; it often inflicts es- 
inition and every high thing that exalteth icsJlf penso npon fkmiiics tliat they a^e iiiy i>reparcd to 

above the knosvledge of God, and bringcth into 

captivity every thonght to the obcdieriCe of 


The spiritually born man is "bill a pilgrirn h<-ro, 

'travclins: in a foreisrn hin'd, and is on hit; way to 
tlif heavenly mansions, vrhich ho will finally in- 
herit. But he must run tho race wiih .pstieace, 
and when the race is ended, tlien he will be ad- 
mitted into that inheritance which is iueorriiptiblc, 

bear. Wiicn, after a long aiid trd!o:i<^ illncps, ac- 
coin](auied with many e.xpnises and tiialri. a in em - 
•her of a family dies, itseenis crttei to uiiliet it with 
further sacrifices. It wotrld be far more commend- 
able and iiropcr for the friends of llxe family of 
th.e deceased io sohien thcin by the pecuniary aid 
that jcal ^^ynipsthy would jnonipt, and bestow 
kind attention to their wants. Their sorrow-^ 
would thufj be assuaged, and their loss niateriaiiy 
lightened. Wo tru^t llial the ]:!aciice of feasting 
at funerals will soon yield to the enlightenmc!;t of 
the advanced civilization o< the prssent day, and 

iindefiied, pnd that fadcth not away, reserved in hocome ol^soJete bv gcnend consent in all coa:mu- 

. heaven for him. 

Acw J^nkrprisc-, Fa. 

Samt'ei^ Tektki 


Sc'ecU'dfor tlbe Pilgrim hy D. B. iScJ^'ot. 


The practice of feasting at funerals, after the bis- 


I The Cliaidean?, Syrians Persians and Indians 

I began the day at sunrise, and divided the day and 

night into four parts. This division of the dayi n- 

to q.aaricrs vv;;si« long b-clbrc the division into 

rial, is 'jne of long standing, but its propriety and^j hours. 

exa«y})le of late years has been cpiestioned, and j The C'hinr!;'.,. who begar, their day at mIdrJglif,- 
thf^ practice is giadnally being abaiidoLK?;^. To i and reckoned to the midnight following, divided 
those who do not join this old timce;istom, it seems 1 '^«= interval into t.velve hoiirs, each equal to two 

■ 1 , u -1 I r .1 i- • 1 -. ■ ci ours, n;;d known bv a name and particular !jg- 

partfularly rejircnensiblc for the dauends and ac- ' ■ i * 

r^naintanecs of the fiimily just aWlieted by death, ; "''V,^ ■p.^^.p^ ^j^g^p,^. ^.j,. ^^I^.j^i^^ i,,;^^,,.p.,,.^j j,^,,^ 
and moiir«itig the loss ol a dear one, to have their i ^1,^ '^^^lo^^ie' inveirtcd by Ctcsbius, .of Alexandria, 
wirrowa and afflictions broken in u,i3on by a host of B.<_'. 250, was so coutrived as to slioitcn or length- 
hungry ^-isitors, who?c only motive, in many in i eu the hours by the flowing of water. 

The iirst sun iiiai seen at Rome was brought 
«;,^;u- In iljeiirst Punic ^\'ar, 


stances, ill attending the funeral, is, we doubt not 

I I Lll^L J\.'V* ^*' 

idcnce of a total disregard of the feelings of the ,' rw throe hours what it w-is o'clock. 




I G(xl. iJLit there will be u great ditiL-renoo tliero. 
In the world wo see nianv bad men mid women. 

•Tcat m'.ijority of lis have met again 

• It it true, a fcvr may not meet the PrLGiaM's 
prcttv {ace again on accoxiiit of poverty or some 
rnisforfcuiic, while sonne others have passed over the 
Jordan of death, and arc now sale in the "pil- 

;rrira s home. 

For the last t'lroo \ieek3 we have, every day, 

Well my dear young readers, siiiec we had ' '"''^"'''^ ^''s drunkards, some st>a', some toll lies, 

our last talk with yon there has been many chaiig- ! some light, some swear, and oven (v^itmit uuuvler. 
us, but these change.s arc now generally among the j J^'i<^'?s all iJie just like good people. Do you sujj- 
mst and thorf'fore will not make sis aiJy better by '. W=- ^''-'^t they will go to G'ad too? Yes, they mnst 
talking about thera unless we allow the \yrongs of! '>" appear before (Jod to receive their reward, 
the past to teach i-.s les.sons for t!ie uiture. ', ^^ i'a^ >-!" you S'.spposo that reward will be ? It will 

lu our we were talking about parting — i he according to whicii they have done whether 
trlvina: a lony- farewell to some of our bris^ht eyed | good or bad. If during life, they have bsen liars, 
and rosy cheeked little readers, bat we are glad to i they will receive a liars reward. If they have been 
knov,- that tiiough v,-e parted for a short time, the '■ n u dercrs, a mr. d} er's rev ard, and the r.^ward cf 

tlicse is, to be forever banished from the pres- 
ence of t!K! Ijord into outer darkness, where there 
shall be '.roepinv: and wailina: and traashincr of 

Our young readoif;, will no douut say, we are 
not guilty of these tilings. Pcrhai^ not^we hop© 
not, but there are many other little tilings that 
been engaged in writing in onr book, the names of j you may do that will make you bad boys and 
pilgrims who have invited us to make a weekly j girls, such iw disobeying parents, being rude snd 
visit to their homes during 1871. In those homss j unkind to little brothei^s and sisters, or'clisrcspect- 
we expect U meet you, and we promise that we j i^g the feelings and wants of the poor. All' these 
shall not come empty, but like the wise men of old, | are bad little foxes and will speedily destroy your 
^yeshall weekly unfold to you our "gifts" which | pp^gj, if,.,^., .^jj^^^ ,j^^^^ ^^ nibble' at your" better 
■4ive iisteadod to make you both wiSc and happy, fp,j;„g^_ r^i^^^^ ^^^ .^^.^ ^^^^^^^^_ ^^; ^^^, ^^.^.^^ 
■pr in oth.=F *vords, we wdl ieed your young and I ,.^,, ^^^ ,^,^^.^^.^ ^^^^.i^^_ .j-^^ ^^^ -^ ,-j^^^ ^^.,,,^ 
.expanding nji^jd^ with s'.ch ^0,1 ,s may have a j „^,,1, ,.^ .,^; j^.^^ ^.;^ jiC ,^^,.^,^j^ ^^^^j ^^^^ 

tendancv to help yciu eany dedicate yourselves to I . • , '^ .' i, i • ..u- »-f > 

'- ' J ^ 1 . .. i • , raiment, and au that IS real Iv good m this hfe, and 

God and your energy aii.d taicnt to his cause— to ! , , ,1 • i ^^f 

, , , , , I l!a= prtpared tor voii, a happy homo in heavou if 

be better understood— you have a soul to save, .,,. / l- t^i ^t 

'^ , ,,,.,,, mi ■ . ,' you are willing to ."crve hiuj. The other is satan, 

■ind our oliieet shall oe to help von. ihisisal 1. ^ , , ,. " . . ,, -i .. - 
-'"'■' , , !^.- , the father ot every imaginable ovil that ever was, 

wc, or any body else can (lo. ^ 0.1 must work out , ^, ^._.^^. ^^.ju ^e committed in the world. 
your o'.vn salvation, but d you arc ngnt sociable j ^ow my dear little brothers and sifters which 
with, the Pilgrim, u ^vl!I teac-h you how to avoid { „nhese two mastei-s aro you serving? Kemem- 
iv.any a rock which satan throws in the way. • y,^^. jij^^e is no way of avoiding the ffiiestion. U 

But what about the roul ? Vr hat are we to nn- j comes up squarely 'befare you aud the ans-.rer must 
ilerstoud by saviug tiie soul ? Your minds aro too j be, "I love God', or Jesus who died for me," or,- 
young to understand all about the soul, but per- \ " I Iqvc and serve satan who is ever laboring to" 
haps if we were to toll you to s»ve yourselves, you ' make me disoliedient, ungrateful and forever mis'-- 
would understand us better. , crable." We now leaye you with these two im- 

When we read in the Bible, which I hope you i portnnt questions before you. How glad we' 
all do, ^ve are told that our bodies are taken from 1 >yculd be to hear from a large number of you',- 
the dust, or the earth, aud must go th<^i'c again, ' that you have determined to .''erve (iod, who Hss- 
but our spirit, ourselves, came from God aqd must • power to save, and that to the utmost, 
return to God wh.o gave it. Then we do- not die, | This you can do by being obedient to your pa-" 
it is only our bodies that die, and we go to God i rents [Cov this is your fii"st command, with prom- 
who made us. j Ue) and by reading the Bible and living out its 

We \Vish to liavc you understand that your dear \ teachings. If you read this carefully and be good 
parents or little brothers and sisters you boys and gii>1-5.-, ouv next talk will be about "■sowing 
■raw sicken and die,. a'rp not dead, but have rroneto ; wild oats". 

THE P I L G 11 I M 



It is said, there is a tinse for everything 

(good) yet there is a time that is bcldom employed \ 
fev us, we mean of calmJy and deliberately think- { 
ing. We may employ our time in what is called | 
*houo-ht, but kisT30 sirallow and sni>crficial !hat it ; 
ifi scarcely tstn-th tbo name. | 

W<Q CQToc to this -osix-luKion, f«Mu die fact that : 
we have n©,t tlve cvidetwc of tii-onglrt, .^relse there | 
Moeld 'be actioii. Wo believe that we have a soul j 
that is immortal, that this life is only probationary j 
«nd the red life is yet in the future,and that that life j 
will be either happy or miserable according to the 1 
Kianner ill which we spend our probationarv time. | 
We believe this yet we don't think. It is a kind j 
of a dead faith protTneing no ^aetimis- Kow do we j 
aot ill regard to shis faith ? There i-s no basis frain ! 
which we con draw a comparison bet\reen time j 
probationary and time eternal, bnt ©appose wo say 
that this time is to eternity, as one day .to * tJioiis- 
And years. Tlus is not at aUertravagawt, as the 
<3omparison real, is isathinkablc. This wc may be- 
liei-e., bKt do VK ever set xis (fowji and calmly think? 
There maj be a fe-.r, coraparUively as a drop 
*f the baacket todie mighty ocean, while the mass, 
^-itli all its professed godliness, is madly rushing 
fejckward into the stream of death— eternal. 

But what evidence have W8 that we do not think? 
We have it from analogy. There arc in this life 
scenes and seasons, in which wc enjoy ourselves, 
though geuf rally of very short duration, and al- 
ways more or less mixed with fear ipr sorrow^ 
how frequently it is we laboi' f<*p days weeks, 
and even nxouths, that we may eoj^jy tlicse antic- 
ipated pleasures which arc to last for a day, or per- 
haps, only a few hours. ]S'ow if we would allow 
ourselves to think ratioKally, wc woufd be willing 
to fcrsga tiuzm fieeting enjoyments and labor the 
,mio houj- h\ the vineyard of the TiOrd, that we 
migh*«njoy the thousand years of untold bliss in 
heavenly mansions, in the City of our God, 

Arc we so tied down to lius .vorld of sin, sick- 
ness and death, that wo cannot ei'.tch a glimpso of 
I ho glories of the world to come, or whv is it that 
W'^ nri; eoniend^il tn i cumin o\\ ijiosiiiiol 'ifilouotli- 

int' v.-h' !o cliousnnds and millions of precious souls, 
for whom Jcbiis died arc rushing madly to eter- 
nal destructic.u ? 

For the purpose of making -a grtator cfibrt'iu 
proclaiming suivation to a sin Lwinightcd world, 
the FlLGRjM goes forth, but like oue of old, there 
must be soaie to bear up its arms. 

The baltle is -a mighly one, every inch of terrl- 
lorv is contested by a crafty foe, ar d unless \vo 
liave the aid s^kI prayers of the saints, wc e.innoL 
accomplish the great work. 

I Will not onsr dear brethren and sisters whose 
I hearts arc blccdiug ^d- the salvation of sinners re- 
' new their cibrts in behalf of tlic nix.Riir, whose 
I mission is to csiT}- the bread of life to those that 
i hunger and thirst for righteousness and eternal lifeV 
j Ob, >e tht'.t liave p.lcnty and to spare, think of 
jfhc poor ■:fido\v without mean?, wit'i her children 
' growing up around her, crying for the bread of life. 
Ifow licr heart would rejoice to have the PiL- 
OiiiM'.s weekly visit in her l,iome. Those little 
ones for whom she gives all her care and toil, aro' 
blood of iier blood, and tlesh of her Haih, and she 
has a deep anxiety for their eternal good. Many of 
them have not the privilege of attending meeting, 
especially their children, and therefore grow up 
almost strangers to that form of doctrine as we hold 
primitive and orthodox. Send the PiLGRnt to 
such iumilies, and the good that may be acofimi- 
plished can not \m estimated. For $1.00 this may 
be done. H-'-W many liberal brethren and sister^, 
have we that wish to lend $1.C0 or more to the 
Lord for the poor, for it is said, ''he that lendeth 
to the poor lendeth to the Lord.'' 

ThJik brother, ihin'c sister, and ihou act. 1-et 
tlie result be our "Charity Fund" largely increased 
and may the i^ord bless both the giver and recelv, 
er, that all may wuvk together tor good. 

I Our sgents will please continue their ef- 

' forts in gathering subscribers. Specimen numbers . 
i will be sent to any who will u?o them iu gc'ttiiiji 
; names. 

I All new subcv.iribors will leeeivo back I^rt^v, p' 
{ whicli we still have a good supply. 
! Crowdr-d out. Corre^^pondcncc. {,>viry t'.' obilu- 
iii'v. :ipd ullinv intf'iv.^tiiif: mn*!p;,:. 


cheat ar.d sv/car? 

CoDic let 113 have a soriil ■::]•-.: r^v ^--o'-'v- rfarl- 
er:-. There are such U,u'. n:aJ rhc PiLGUiMl anTi 
Sure, fiHcI others that hear Uiclr brotiicn^ sisters 
or parents read the good thinof; found in the 

voiitii s column. 

Some of vo!i I '' 

■'save seen, but 
many I have not, no raattc-r, '.re v.ii! ji:vc a talk 
ocoisionaHy. We are all pilgrims in this livorid, 
nil God'.s children by creation^ all His by i; cscr- 
vation, and IJ;s thro-jg!; the redemntic-i of Jesus 


by the blood of ou 

and learning to tell slcrieg, to cher 
j -\'o\v would it not, be a lad thing if any .of the 
< readers of the Pilgeisi would he guilty' of snch 
.labim? If you should, brcjik off from" thor.; at 
oilce, or your hopes of being n.veful in tids lifemsv 
he in vain. You innst al^o expeet to meet witi'i 
pjar.y .ii.fa 'po tments ia this life, such as ] 
auc; crosses, sickness anvl sorro-A-s. How do vow 
expeet to overcome them ? 

'•By making tlie best of them we can.'' 
That is j-ight, always look ou the bright side 
atwl you will ever be hajjpy while passing through 

O yes ehiKircn we have all been bought evei-y sorrow. Well you don't exp(x;t to live in 

r aca 

nio ask you, what arc \our hpj)C'S Toy this life?; 
■'Hope to grow up and bo useful man and women, 
£ay you all." Very v.-ell, we hope so too, but 
don't forget, much depcr.ds on iiov. you arc spend- 
Lct us hear how tha 

But first, let i this world alvravs do you ? 

ing your time siow 

"Oil no, for this world is not our home." 
A'ery well said, but wint arc your future hopes 


Y'es attending school and doing tljc ma:5v dutie.'s 

. as.signed you by your parents say you, very v,-eil, 

do you try to ])lease } our teacher by learning voiii- 

lesions well and make your mother's and fath-, rs 




in eternity 

"Hope to get to heaveu and be v,-ith Jesus." 
O, we hope so too. If you go to Sabbath school 
remember what yon learn, treasure np in your 
heart wiiat Jesus has said, love Him with that 
love thai you will do just what He commands. 
Don't hope to get to heaven without doing God's 
commands. Have God's promises on your side, 
, , ^;, , '^t «tliers hope ns they mav. Oh. how the pil- 

s.,n-es.savouare good votnem. Though sonve grim of Jesus will qualify ^ou to brave all the 
<n tnem are ^aug^ity, doi. t you be so too, but ..o,,,^ ,f ^me and trulv enable vou to make the 
overcome ev;l vnth G;ood. j.)o vou honor vour i i^o^j. „f „i' 

. , , • X, •,•,,• o"t .•"-; ^. •, ^^cnto, all sorrow.s. Come weal, or come woe, 

clmg to Jesus tue first and the last, and together 
we will journey and at last all arive at home in 
heaven above. So fiu-ewell for this time, another 
time hope we may have another talk on the wav, 

J. S. Flokt.. 

lieart glad to learn you are a dutiful 
vour schoolmates love you? It' thev do it is a 

■ill some 

parents by doing their bidding? I think I hear 

you say yes, at least you all can sa}- you ouo-ht to 

do so and what you ought to do, you should do. 

Don't say to mother or father "I will not do' as 

you say;" if you do you break one of God's cora- 

mauds and that is very wii^ked. Don't suppose 

you know more thari mother or father, vou mav 

be a better scholar, but they kjiow more than you! 

about the realities of life. I thiuk I hear some! r" i . i .1 • , , -,•,-, 

•ii i. 1- .L • • ! • T r I ^'Ji'-*, stop and think I What about' Ahonfi 

say with tears glistening in their eves: I ^ave no! , auoui. ^vdous 

mr^ihr.-.- nr- f.,fi,„.. AVoi 1 ,1.. ,.:, .1,: .,,. , ^"atever you are dmug. If you are at work in the 


mother or father. ^Y^ell we do sympathise with 

you tor this is a cold and uncharitable world, but 

let me say to you, good children will alwavs haye 

kind fi-icnds, and you may all grow up :o bo use- 
ful members ot society. 

Xow to all, let me knov,- noc all that 
become men and v/omeu to be useful in this life. 
S<mrc are very wicked and dp many bad- things, 

now why is this? Is-it not-fn- a great- measure , .. -^, ^^^^^ ...... ..,..1... „. c-ny uung 

because they formed bad habits while, such ! J"oa will need before you begin that batch of bread 
asbc-iiig idle at school, disobeyin-- fhHr parents, lor pies, instead of being obliged to take vour hands 

kitchen, and need some article from the pantry or 
cupboard, stop and think of all tiie articles you 
may need from there in the next few minutes, and 
make one journey do for half a dozen. And per- 
haps you may think of several things that can be 
returned to their places at the same time, thus 
making a double saving of time and muscle. 
If you are cooking, stop and think of evrythinc 

T a K P 1 L G ii 

out of the dough two or tbree times to ruu dowa to 
Ihd cellar after biitter oi- larJ, icto thepantry for 
Bii^'ar or mitmeg. If }oii have a qiuuitlty of sew- 
ing, to do, stop aad think what wiii be needed 
first, aad what you fcjuld do without in ca.-e 
«f liindraucfc, instead of doing perhaps the least 
necessary thing first, and finding yourself at the 
last moment in a perfect hurly-l)arly to finish v,'hat 
you must have. And so with evrything you do, 
'stop and think whether you are doing it in the 
most convenient and profitable manner or not. 

We often hear people speak of women who '"tui'n 
Oif work "very iix?t. I ouco asked a t\-oraan who 
bore such a reputation how she did it. "By think- 
ing what I am about ; by killing two birds with 
one stone, and m*king one step do the work of 
half a doz'2n," was her reply. Of course it would 
not be profitable to think longer about anything 
tha;i it would take for you to do it, unless it wvji 
fur the sake of forming the habit of thoughtfulncss. 
But do not try to think of one thing vi-hi!eyoa are 
doing another, unless the work in hand be very 
monotonous indeed. 

When I was a school -girl, I tliought it a great 
aiiving of time to do two things at once, and my 
grammar ehows the marked eS'ecta of beiog held in 
my lap while I churned, or propped up behind the 
t.ible w^ ile I washed dishes. But I learned that 
I could neither study nor work as fast, and that it 
paid to do one tiling at a time. So keep your 
th oughts on the work you are doing. — HoselUi £■. 

late, and her iaotncr left a good many household 
matters ia !>er1iaads. S!io did not drcfs very gai- 
ly, biii; wore .'i'j'ong '.v:iriu eiotncs in the wintt^r 
and clolijos that were tiiiuner, and yet very com- 
mon, in tiic s'.unmcT. 

I will toil vju mddo liattie hanov. She 
i loved her nnther verv 'mu.-h, and never tiiouahi 
I she could do enough for iier; and siie loved lier 
j dear father, and Frank. In fact, Ilattie had a 
rverv loving lieart. and it v.'as tliat which mads h^r 


1 SO happy. She was never thiiiking about herself, 
i but hosv she could do thi; for her father, or tno 

: otlier for her mother, or how she could please little 


Til 1 

1 i'rank. 



Hattie was a little girl about ten years old. 
Her father kept a small farm, and did a great deal 
of work upon it himself. Her mother helped as 
well as she could; but her mother was only feeble, 
and had a good deal of pain and kept in all tlie 
cold, wet weather. Hattie's little brother Frank, 
was about six years old, and liked nothing so well 
as going with his sister to foed the hens, or give a 
jaouthfui of sweat hay to the donkey. 

But what made Hattie so happy ? She had to 
work hard, and to fare hard, was up early and up 

A EEGiXXi^'G is an essential part of ovorv bus- 
iness. If there be no beginning, there eert.iinlv 
will bo no progress. Many a vabiable olject is 
lost for the want of setting about to obtain it. — 
jiany au easy task has been brooded over till it 
was declared impossible to be accomplished, and 
so given u[) in de.spair; v.-hereas it only wanted 
energy to make a beginning; diilieuUics would 
then have vanished bslorc a spirit of determin- 
"atiou; iiabit v.-ouiJ have rendered e.isy what, at 
first, seemed impracticable, and e\-cry succeeding 
effort would have increased the certniiitv of suc- 
cess, and advanced v.'ith accelerated speed to its- 

Slany a good habit is left unformed for want of 
doing the first simple act in which it might have 
originated. !Mauyagood resolution has been su-ff- 
ered to dicaway, not because it was impossible t-o 
be carried out, but because no beginning was ever 

• Young people, avoid a dilatory spirit. Youth 
is the time for activity ; and it is a sad and hope- 
less sight when the young are not disposed to set 
about anything. The powers rust for want of ex- 
ercise — the mind is a dark cliaos, aad eiistenoe 
sc-arcely deserves the name of life. 

The Bible says the Devil is like a roaring Iron, 
seeking wl.oin h'^ may di.'vour. lie tries to niL-ku 
us do wrong, and sin ag.iinst God, that he may 

dcstrov our s^uls. 

Aja^>afa5* 'a^vi?T>v . 



'J^ H E F I U G R I M. 

Hx*xtp;rstown, Pa 



i:)l :■ 

1 t;i;3 moi'oing miorui you 
t'liHt I liave been coiiiincd to ray boupc ibr about 
f)U.- UDiitlis. I. hive g;v«--i the lisi for sii':/3orib- 
ers to another brother \v!io v,i!l ScikI you aonip 
I want vou to co/t'tinuo to s-end lae the | 

I pect of a glorious imQiortallty — and maay otfier* 
givuig evidence and iiromise of leaving sin-ser- 


vice, and entering upon the spiritual, a nobler 
service. To those named in the latter clause, 
I would have much to ssy, but for want of space 
now, I promise to write to you soon by letter tfirO''^ 
the PiLORiii. Fur the present I will just say, be 


FiLGHiM. Iluwosentafev.Rrtieles for tnci.i.-r^^p^jf,.gf^ unmovable. fliithful, hold fast. The 
yuiM and Isave d few- nior.>, but did not sond thcn-i, j^g^^^ij^g ^jj^igj ^^ the' evening of the eighth (Sun- 
sefjii^a that t!ic 

day) with much heartfelt gi'atitude and praiiie to- 
^ God for his aid of divine power. The pcwer of 
God's love thrown around them, though made tO'' 

PiLGiiiM has stoiiped coming. 
(Ifiie PlLOiiiM goes only whore it is irvited. It 
will come all right no-v. Eds.) I would love to 

l),-each a sermon to our rjini^^ters on the pledge j ^^^.^.^ ^^^.^^ ^^^ j^^p^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^J^^^ 
they made at our late District meeting, -to carry | On Monday, the 9th we tot* oiar leave for 
out tne "iriornp i.j."ission. j home, leaving much to searember, especially the' 

Each congregation and ministers were to see i ^.j^j^ spiritual feast enjoyed amwig the faitlrfal &S ■ 
that tlie gospel was preached in every town and j jgg^,^_ j ^.^^,^ ^^^^^^, i^fii^-ijual specialties that 
district when it would be called for, as far as their , ^j^;,^ expression, but must defer for this time. 
territory extended. We should not always wait j jjav the blessing of God and*the communion of 
until called for, but go and s.'C wiisthcr the duor ^j^^ j^;,^^, g^;^.;^ ^^ ^^.j^j^ ^^^ ^,j^ -^ ^^^^ ^^^^^,^^ 
will be opened or not. j jy p_ Good.. 

I am Sony to siiy that some of our miiiisters do 
rot estccai their office so h-ghly as taught by the 
v'xamplca of Christ. V/hen the young man crav- 
ed the privilege of first burying his father, he was 
|old, " Let the dead bury the dead, but go thou 
and preach the Gospel. The salvation of precious 
souIb is of laorc importance than the burying of 
the dead." 

Therefore our first and great business should be 
to preach the laws of the Kingdom. "Cry aloud, 
spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and 
shew my } eople their transgressions, ar.d the 
Lous? of Jacob their sins," whether they will hear 
or forbear. Daniel Lo^'GI:^-ECKEP.. 

Waynesboro Pa. 


As I am young in years and also young inr 
membership, I wish some kind brother or sister 
would answer the following questioas- through the 
Pilgrim : 

First. "What is the difference between preaching 
and prophesying f 

2nd. Does Panl, in 1st Cor., 11th chap., mean 
tliat women are to wear a covering on their heads 
all the time ? 

3d. Does he mean married women only, or docs 
he mean virgins also ? 

Hannah E. Smith. 

Tcnmih, Pa. 

^ TTj ■ ri-i 1 ji c ^T • Note. — There were several other queries sent, 

Tjcar Pdcinm: Ibe bret.iren ©■i this arm, , ^ ^i i /. ^\. ^ . -re 

j^i.ur jiiy.un. . ' but through a ??iwss of papers they were lost. If 

(Berlin) solicited a visit to labw and co-labor with ^^^^^ .^.^^ gg„t ^j^^^ .^jjl ^^ j.-^,^ enough t® senid 

tliem again we will give them due attention. 



them for the spiritual interest and encouragement 
of the church, and advancement of the cause of 
Jesus. Vv'e in company with Eld. Jonathan Ba- 
ker, George Bricker and David Rowland attend- 
ed quite a number of meetings, which were large- 
Iv al tended — and with intetest and effect j remind- 
ing us of the Psalrctist's language, "The law of 
the Lord is perfect, converting the soul : the tes- 
timony of the Lord is sure, niakiug wise the aim- I four years ago. Soon after, to add to her affliction, sho- : 
, ,, ■ ^ I was-, 3.% eertain ratervale, attacked with epileptic spaame. — 

SNIDER. — Jell aaleep in Jesua, in the Yellow Creefc. 
branch, Bedford Co., Pa., Jan. 19, 1871, Sister Catha- 
rine Snider, widow of the late Samu&l U. Snider, aged' 
S5 years, 9 months and 8 days. Occasion improved to a. 
large concourse of friends and relatives, from' Heb. 5tft 
t!hap., 27th aind 28th verses. 
The subject of this notice was struck wth palsy nearW 

On the occasion the good Lord truly displayed 
his power, to the wisdem and couversioa of souls, 
twenty of which (tliat gladly received the word) 
are now rejoicing ia Jesus their Saviour, in pros- 

In tlie midst of these sufferings her husband was taken. 

from her by the hand of God, leaving nine children living. 

All this she bore patiently, strong in the faith of the GoA- 

pel. Finally, through one of these spasms, God called 
\ home to rest. Iler sufferings were truly great, her 
' Lkosabd FURIIT. 

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Tiie greatest cataract ia the worlil is t!ie Fulls ! ■^•^'^''. 


taking aJva.'it;it>;a of our iircaiiuisas. 

«f Nia^ar.i, wheri' the water fro:u tlie groat iipjior ^ ^'* '■'' "''^ scrKlinjj ont (.jtiiic :i mimlicr (A 
lakes foriTi.? a river of (Iirec-fourths of a niile in , ^^"'''^''''^'^"'^' ^''^■•■''^^T'" '" ^^'I'ly^^i's Klgriiri's Prog- 
wiclth, and then, heiiig siuMonJj ,:ontKe-tcd, ' '''"''■'^•■' ^"'^ '^'^'-"•" ^"'^^crficiv' by E. P". Moomaw- 
plunges over tlie rocL-s in two columns, to tlie j Ivefneniber, f )r the pn\=ont year weofj-.-r the- fo!- 
dopth of 175 feet. i lowing iiiducGments : 

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MiFsis6ij)pi, 4,000 miles lonn-. I i-. ,,', , ., ,.■,,-,, 

" ' ■ >.-5j--..-,. I l.^;;J. ]o subserdx-'i-s and ip]-2.rj), one . opy of 

The largest valley in the Morld ifi tlie v^diey of i "^la" "'" Genesis and Geology,'' or l>aik Vol. 
the ML^sissippi. It contains five hundred thou- ! f'omplt'te, of Pilgrim. Those getting the premi- 
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"?J^^atural bridge over Cedar Creek, in Virginia 
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two hundred and fifty feet in depth, and at the 
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The largest deposits of anthracite coal in the J Mary Marshman, 
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Trine immersion. 

Discussion on trine immersion, by letter, between Elder 
li. F. Moomaw and Dr. J.J. Jackson, to which is an- 
nexed a Treatise on the Lord's Supper, and on the ne- 
csesity, character and evidences of the new birth, also a 
dialogue on the doctrine of non-resistance, by Elder B: 
F. Moomaw. 


The first Session of Salem College, situated at Bourbon, 
Marshal County, Ind., for Ladies and Gentlemen, will be- 
gin Dec. 14th, i870. 

Tlif^re will be two departments in the institution, an 
Academic, fc-r preparing students for the College, and 
a Collegiate, iii which instruction wiil be given in the 
Hi'xher Brtsuches. For further particulars, address 
O W. MiLLEK, A. M., Presid-c-nt. 

Bourbon, Ind. 


This rapidly increasing Curistiak Periodtcai, wiU soon- 
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purpose Es6ENTiAi, Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the 
spirit of love and lihcrty. the principles- of true Christianity,, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among 
us as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim on his 
way to Zion ; the conversion of sinners, and the iustructioB 
of our children — carefully avoiding everything that may 
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VOL. 2. 


NO. 5. 


For iJie Pilgrim. 

This arm of the church is in and about the 
village of Berlin, Somerset Co., Pa. Enjoy- 
ing for the first the time a visit to this part of 
Brotherhood,' I think a summary stastistic of 
of cliurch and county would be interesting to 
many of the readers f the Pilgrim. I will 
give one. 

Arrived at Berlin on the evening of the 24th 
of Dec. in company with Eld. Jonathan Ba- 
ker, George Bricker and David Rowland, af- 
ter a cold days journey across the Allegheny 
Mountain. This country lays west of the 
mountain, bordering on the western part of 
Maryland. The town of Berlin is twenty- 
eight miles north-west of Cumberland, Md., 
situated on an elevation — water running North 
and South, and in consequence the climate is 

We found the country covered with a man- 
tle of snow, with good sleighing. Among the 
staple productions of this, Co., we find that 
stock, butter, and maple sugar are the princi- 
pal. It also abounds in stone coal of the best 
quality. From what we have said, I suppose 
some of the Pilgeim readei-s conclude that 
this must be a wild isolated place, and the 
people a from hand to mouth living people, 
but dear reader don't think so, because some o/ 

their dairies, by way of butter, being from 
twelve to fifteen hundred dollars; stock the 
-;ame; maple sugar the same. Fine graze 
farms with good improvements, with a social 
intelligent, kind, and moral people. And the 
most cheering of all is, the large propoi'tion are 
members, brethren and sisters in Christ. 
In the Co. there are from twelve to fifteen 
hundred; these of course are divided into a 
number of churches. D. F. Good. 


Ofal ■I''', ful things, can there be any so 
excruciatingly painful as a bone felon ? We 
know of none that flesh is heir to; and as 
this malady is quite frequent and the subject 
o uch earnest consideration, we give the lat- 
est recipe for its cure, which is given by that 
high authority the London Lancet: "As soon 
as the disease is felt, put directly over the spot 
a fly blister, about the size of your thumb nail 
and let it remain six hours, at the expiration 
of wlii h time, directly under the surfiice of 
the Hist •, nay be seen the felon, wiiich can 
instantly be taken out with the point of a 
needle or a iuiiCtt." 

Praise is a poison to an ambitions man, for 
i ceth him beyond the scope of honesty. . 

lui mm'mm^^e^^ 



Hygiene, is one of the arts that we should all 
know soraething about, and why so? because ■«■( have a life to live, and it is ours to know anc 
understand the preBcrvaticn of the same, and if \V'- 
do not give the necessary attention to it, and oui 
health becomes impaired, 'tve have no one to blame 
but ourselves. We are encompassed at this titnt 
and ago of the world, with all the nGces^Jirj' mean? 
and every one has within self to acquire that knowl- 
edge. If you cannot afford medical works to ac- 
quire it, you ca:n get some good medical journal, 
and if you cannot afford oneof thsse, you can find 
?ome good friend that can give yoa some good in- 
structions, and by careful attention, you can find 
out many things yourself that would be g'ood for 
to observe in your every day life. 

We all have the grasping powers of intellect, to 
know and to understand what is good for us as we 
grow up in the world. By divine revelation are 
taught as we grow up to manhood, or to women- 
hood, to understand Vihatisgood for the soul, so 
the simaaupernaturar power that saw it good to 
give a3 divine laws, h_^3 also give^ U3 law.5, or a 
vegetable kingdom out of which we can procure 
madieal treatment for n3.irly, if not all the diSer- 
cnt maladies to which humanity is heir. 

IsotwilhEtanding we^hculd decline th§use of med- 
icine as much as possible, the right medicine- at 
the right time, is highly requisite, provided we 
know hov/ and Vv-hen to takes it. This each one 
has to decide for himself, and aa to what kind ci' 
medicine is wanted, he must discriminate accor- 
ding to his symptoms. Medicine should be taken 
as a preventative in time, against the threatening 

illness, this is the point. 

If a disease once gets faixly'in thesystem, it gen- 
erally takes its eonrse in time, costing medicine, 
and ofctn threatens life, leaving the system much 
debilitated. "An oiiince of preventative is better 
than a pound of cure,"and that ounce should be 
free of poison too. (^f what this ounce is made, 
is almost as important to know, as it is to preserve 
health, which is better than wealth. 

It would take volumes to hold it if we should 
.minutely describe all the particles of which this 

ounce is made, or composed, and v.-ould be far 
more than I should undertake to do, after giving 
it 'attention' for twelve or fifteen year.?. The first, 
md perhaps the most prominent feature in it, is to 
1 void taking cold as much as possible, which is 
he ver}- root and foundation of many diseases. 
( To be continued.) 

PoTATOEB FOR MiLCii Cow.s.— Mr. X. Hunt, 
■f Elucid, Ohio, gives the- following result of an 
experiment he made in feeding carrots and pota- 
:oe3 to a milch cow. The cow to which the roots 
ivcrc given had precisely the same treatment each 
lay, and as care and other feeds were concerned, 
.vhile the tost v.-as being made, have nothing in 
addition to the roots but dry hay and water. — 
While 36 quarts of carrots were fed daily^ 32 
jjounds of Uiilk v,-ere received in return ; and 
while the same quantity of- carrots and potatoes, 
equal parts, were fed, 36 pounds of milk were 
f^iven ; and when potatoes alono.were given, 40 
pounds of milk were given. The roots were cut 
and fed in messes of twelve quarts each tv,'o times 
per dav, and alternate chancies made so that a cor- 
rect estimate might beset upon the' different roots 
as rcilk producers. Mr. Hunt believes potatoes 
to be a paying crop when raised for feeding milch 
cows alone. 

Brdhren Brurahaughs : You will please an- 
nounce, through the Pilgiiim, that ihe district 
meeting of Southern Indianna will be held, the 
Lord willing, with the brethren in the Falls Creek 
congregation, Henry co., two miles cast of Jlid- 
dletown, commencin,? on Good Fridav, the 7th of 
April. It is also requested that the churches send- 
ing delegates to this meeting will send wiih them 
their portion of the means necossery to defray the 
expenses of the delegates to Annual "Meeting, 
thus saving a great deal of trouble afterwards. 

Brethren coming from the ^Vest will stop off at. 
Middletown, and tkose coming from tlie East, will 
stop at Honey Creek station where they will be 
met by the brethren and conducted to the place 
of meeting. David K. Teetek, 

Sulphur Springs, Ind. 

{CoYiipanion please e»py.) 

The Grspel Visitor, ediied hy Quinter and 
Knrtz, and published by H. J. Kurtz, Dayton, 
Ohio, .at .$1.25 per year, and the TUgrim will be 
sent to DEC address for ^2.25. 

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VOL. 2 





C«E^-^ l.^S»2SASKS WaiCtt Ota 







KO. 5. 



Ought the Brethren to ho'd scries nf meetings, 
or meetings of days for the successfiil preachi:;g of 
J he gospel ■? 

The importance of tlie qncstiou demands onr 
.=5erious consideration, and in the fear of the Lord 
and thf! guidance of his spirit, I feel to give it 
some attention", and though it may lie tliought by 
some that I am favorably impressed, I feci to ex- 
amine the subject \yich an unbiased mind, the 
light of the gospel I seek. 

I need advance no argument to prove the 
charge "To preach the gospel to a'l nations," ha§ . 
been given ky a risen Saviour, and th-^^. Mie de- 1 
sign was, and still is, salvation ; . ^ — 

Neither need I prove that it hith jilcased Cjod, 
through the foolishness of preaohing, to 'save i 
diem that believe. And thty. cannot believe 
in him of whom they have not heard, "for faith 
ooracth by hearing the word of God." But '"'ho'v ' 
cui they hear witliout a preacher," invj.vei . : 
necessity of spreading the gospel. These are ad- j 
tnitted i)y all. i 

The point to be considered is, !iow shall these I 
divine injunctions be ;)ios< sucocssfuUy carried out. 
A reference to apostolic practice must dei'ide the 
question. When llie apostles entered upon their 
mission, there were two points or elements to be 
established in the minds of the people, before tlicy 
would embrace tlie Christian religion. They must 
prove, first: That .fesus Christ is the Son of God. 
and that in him all tlie promises of (jod in refer- 
enc-e to the Messiah are fullilled. And seciMid : 
His resurrection from the dead. These two were 
the apostles' hibors. ' If they succeeded to con- 
vince ihe Jews on tiiese tv.-o points, tliere vvns n 

parleying abo'Jt bap'isra. Tho J°a'' v;ho be.:;c..?.t ■ 
that Jesu^ was the Ciirist, the promi9e<{ Messiah, ' 

received baptism, the se^al to the new covenant, as 
readily as he did circumcision, tlio seal of . .le oid. 
And to establish these, engaged tiieir labors. "VYe 
never hear them preaching the Chri.stiad ordi- 
nancps until the people inquire what they mast 
do. Th.e burden of tlieir "first sermon after being 
filled with thf Holy Gliost, was, "Ye men of Is- 
rael, hear these words : Jesus of Nazereth, a man 
approved of God, among you." "Him being de- 
livered by the determinate counsel and foreknow- 
ledge of God, ye have tr^ken and by slicked hand-.i 
have crucified and slain : Whom God hnth raised 
up, having loosed the pains of death." Acta.- 2 : 
22-24. This short argument of the apostle not 
only embodies the divinity, crucifiction and resur- 
I'cctionof Jesus of Kazersth, but charges the hear- 
ers with the sia of his crucifiction in such pointe<l 
language as to force the con.viction home to their 
hearts, that theywereconstrained to inquire "what 
they must do," to be saved, is implied. The apo 
t!6 telia them what to do, (verse 3S). Then thc" 
'itrgladlyreee'iv'ed his word wore baptized, (v. 41 
Hid the aposti': bega;i to tell the people whoa 
they were mocking, &c., that they must repent 
and be baptized, it would have been like casting 
pearls before sv\"ine. Thia one sernion had a good 
effect, and on some o'hcr occasions some were 
readily convinced of the truth preached, and be- 
lieved un!o obtJience, and a goodly number ^Yere 
brought into the church by those me.ius. After a 
while it requ'res more labor to establish thc&s 
fnnd.amenla! truths in tlie niind-i of the hardened 
Jews, and the benighted Gentiles. 

"Prea<:hing Christ crucified, was to the Jews 
a .stumbling block; and tn the Greeks foolishness." 
The ■jjostlcs in their faifiiiuliicss, ciup'i'vcf f<ycr\- 
means to reach the masses, kixx ■ ■;. o;v .-: 

will' not conviccr ' v;i:: p-o^ch Jronr. 
"And Paul, as his manner was, went unto the::. 



and three Sabbath days reasoned Nvith them out oi 
the Scripliu-ps ; opeiiing and alleging that Ciirist 
must needs have suffered, and rise again from the 
dead ; and this Jesus whom I preach unto you is 
Christ." Acts. 17:2,3. And- if this preaching 
once each Sabbath for three successive Sublxaths 
will not accomplish the object, he will make more 
prolonged efforts. "And he -went into the syna- 
gogue and spake boldly for the .space of three 
months, disput'ng and persuading the things 
concerning the kingdom of God. But vrhen di- 
vere were hardened and believed not, but spake evil 
«f that v.'ay before the multitude, he departed 
from them, and separated the disciples, disputing 
daily in the school of one Tyrannus. And this 
continued by the space of two years ; so tiiat all 
they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the 
Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks." Acts.. 19:8- 
10. And he expounded and testified the King- 
dom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, 
both out of the law of Moses, and out of the pro- 
phets, from morning till evening," Acts. 28 : 23, 
with the same results. ; "some believed, and some 
believed not." verse 24. How highly suggestive 
.are these scriptures in the discharge of our duties. 
Whit are they, and -n hat course ought we pursue 
for tiie. success of the Gospel? Important ques- 

Cirenmstanced as Vi'c are, there is but little need 
to labor to prove that Jesus whom v^'e preach is 
the Christ. This is generally admitted, yet hun- 
dreds asd thousands of our brethren's children, 
with many others among us, who are indoctrinat- 
•^ in tlie doctrine of Christ, from their youth, 
as good moralists, are standing out of the church, 
all their life idle, and thousands upon thousands 
liave already died there; and as many more are 
left lo die in the same way. What can we do for 
thora in order to save them ? This question can 
only be answered by knowing what wo have done. 
Why, Ave have preached faith, repentance and bap- 
.tism to them .inco ia two, four, eight or perhaj.s 
sixteen weeks, for years, and we have gathered by 
this process, a few dear souls, but still the masses 
are not reached. 

Dear brethren, the cause of our trouble s^nd 
"failure is, AAe have.lost sight of tlic order of the 
apostles. They preached Christ the Siivionr, and 
men the'sinaers, and when their truths were fixed 
in the sinners' hearts, they inquired what they 
jnmt do to be saved ; then foith, rcp^ntanc* and 

baptism was told them as the rfnicdv for their 
irnublcs, and vv'hen one sermon did not convict 
them uf sin he gave them tv.'o ; and if one day 
was not safScient for the work, they will labor 
v,-ith them three mouths, yes, i/wee years — they 
will not yield until every effort is e.xliaiiPted, then 
only did they separate the disciples. And when 
Paul in his travels came to the house of Justus, 
where he preached, and though tlm chief ruler of 
the Synagogue, and many of the Corinthians be- 
lieved and were baptized, yet tiie Lord spoke to 
him not to be afraid, but to speak, and not to hold 
his peace. "For I am with thee, for I have much 
people in this city." And he continued there a 
year and six months, teaching the word of God 
among them. Acts IS : 7-11. 

Brethren, you who go out to preach, and pnb- 
lish your travels, telling ns what hour you took 
the cars, wliere you ate, with you were 
over night, in what school house you preached, 
and ho,v solemn the meeting was, &c., learn a les- 
1 son here. If your firsc sermon made an impres- 
sion, of which there is no doubt, A\hydid you 
leave thcju ? Vi'hy not tarry and follow up the 
impression aed gather them in the church ? Why 
go all over the country and effect a slight impres- 
sion everywhere, and yet save none? Perhaps in 
your trip you preached twenty sermons, at ten or 
twelve different places, without any decided re- 
sults. Kad you j^rcachcd all at the most luke- 
warm place you met, you might have counted on 
not less than a dozen additions, and quite likely 
double that number. 

Another cause of failure with us in 



fallen into the error of prescribing the remedy be- 
fore the patient is sick. Well men don't want 
medicine. "Thev that arc well need not the pliy- 
sician, but they that are sick," says the Saviour. 
Yfe have fallen into the habit of preaching on 
some doctrinal subject every time we preach. In- 
deed some of us cannot preach otherwise, no dif- 
ference what is the text, we naturally slide into it 
and some of the brethren have attained to some- 
thing like perfection in doctrins^l subjects, yet per- 
fect as the sermon may be, it is useless M-ith our 
indoctrinated hearers. They knowing these 
truths as well as the preacher, and having known 
it so ]ong,[and heard it preached so often, it fails to 
interest them, and if they go to meeting at all it 
is not v.'ith any concern for their souls. Is this 
not manifest to all observers? What then must 



we do to save tliem ? The apostolic exanaple is . more reason to fear you baptize too many of tliose 
'ocf-ire us, and as we need not now labor as they ' into whose cars baptism is urged every Sabbath 
did to prove to thein that Jesus is tbc Christ, and day. As long as we don't add to liie chureh more 

that he is risen fri^ui tlie dead, we must labor with 
them to convince them tliat they arc sinners, they 
must be reasoned with out of the Scriptures ; that 
while they are out of Chiist they are lost, lost; 
forever lost ! They must be convinced that al! 
their morality is of hiimau training, and if not 
christianized by the blood of Christ, it vvill avail 
them nothing at all. They must he made to 
know that unconverted they are sinners, though 

not unKOiii 

that sin will sinh the soul into 

hell. Reason v.-ith theiji of the deadening iniiu- 
once of the carnul mind, and the living effect of 
the sjfiritual mind. Show .them their helpless 
and lost condition out of Clirist. Try to get the 
kingdom of God into them, that by the word of 
God they may be born again. You must make 
them feel that you are concerned for them, and to 
do this you must feel the subject. You will never 
get the word of salvation into tlicm, unless you 
fiist fc^l its value and importance yourself. "The 
husbandman must first be made partaker of the 
fruits," says Paul. Brethren, the sinner must be 
iiwakened out of sleep, before he can arise from 
the sinnei's deatii, to be enlightened by Christ. — 
Brethren, we cannot accomplish much with one 
-sermon at a place, once a month. The sinner 
will sleep on our hands, though we cry aloud he 
ought to repent and Ije baptizeti. We mav gather 
u few into the fold, but wc let the inasses die idle, 
or go to othcr.s, who through their cSbrts aroused 
theui out of sleep. 

The sinner must be made to think on his way ; 
his mind must be kept to the subject of his salva- 
tion. "Go and tell John again those thing.s," said 
the Saviour. So did the anostlcs, and so must we 

Brethren, go in the spirit of God ; and for tlie 
love of souls, auywhcre 'where the brethren 
prertch, and begin to preach by reasoning with 
the people daily of temperance, of rightcousneg.s, 
and of a judgment to come. Show them what 
sin is, and where it will end ; don't preach the 
means of salvation before sinners waut to bo 
saved, and you will be amazed at the result be- 
fore one month is thus spent at one place. Don't 
be afraid of baptizing too many cif those to whom 

tlian three thousand a day, we have nothing to 
fear. In the parable of the sower, it appears ono 
fourth of the seed sown found fruitful soil ; from 
which I take the position that a congregation of 
one hundred unconverted hearers, we have a right 
to expect twenty -five of them at least to be l>ro't 
into the church with a proper eftbrt. And I don't 
think the brethren ouglit to stop v.ith 

My dea? brethren, I am not Vvfithout some ex[)e- 
rience in this matter. Having at different times 
met wit'^ the brethren in meetings of days, it is 
really surprising to v.-itiicss the eifect of a few 
days* earnest labor of the churoh. I could give 
many cases of the special interest, but let one suf- 
fice. Commencing a meeting on Saturday eve- 
ning, we started to th.e meeting from a brotlier 
minister's house, v.dio had a single .son and daugh- 
ter Avho thought it tf90 eold to go to meeting tlint 
evening, but would come on Sunday morning and 
evening. Yet before that ^eek was ended, that 
dangiUcr went into her stoveless bed-room, (with 
the mercury down to zero,) at ten o'clock at night, 
where she agonized till morning, when she came 
into 'ler father's room seeking conifort, having slept 
none. That son and daughter thought it not too 
cold next Sunday (with a number of others) to 
have the ice, eight inciies thick, out to lie baptized. 
And when bidding that sister farewell, slic, with 
her brother, said, "Brother Sayler, we can never 
thank the brethren enough for their labors. I.,it- 
tle did wc think the Lord would do such a work 
for us when the meeting began. We did not 
think of such a thing." In answer to th.e nucs- 
tiou I asked, "JDid you never feci before?" "O, 
sometimes a little, but like tliis time never ; no 
never, never. Brethren, try it. 

D. r. Sayleh. 

J'or The Pilgrim. 


It is true, a flood shall not again sw-cep mat? 
from off the earth, for God liatli said in His heart, 
"I will not aga'n curse the groimd any more for- 
man's sake, far the imagin;vtion of man's heart is 
you have not preached baptism; only when they ! evil from his youth, neither will I again smite- 
ask what thoy must do to lx> Mved. You have ' «"y more everything living as I ha^e done, wKilr 

THE P I L G K I 2vl 

the earth remainctli teud-time and harvest, ar 
cold :iik3 heat ai;d gnmuier p.vA winter, and d? 
iuvA ni3;ht, Hliaii not coa£c." Etit more trenjc; 
iious judgments arc in reserve for Bconiers. '1 ■. 
•dehige apiKalJingly comprcile!l^:i^•e as it, i.i' . 
tc-mponii evil, did not exluiust God's reservoirs (. 
righteous vengcfmeo. His mercies kept for, an. 
fiispensed amoug thousands arc as full as ever, an^ 
cannot be diminished. That which he calls Hi 
etrange work, is as compietcl^v at his enrnniaiid a.- 
>f none of His pestilence, that walk iji darkncsy. 
had ever sjireadthe pall cf death over the rations, 
Judgdieuts are prepared fur scorncrs, eays th; 
Preacher. Who arc th?. scorncrs? All -who live 
in imhclicf aurid the liglit of the gosj-.e! ; al! who 
liave the .-c-auic love of sin, the same evil inaagins- 
tions continually that iinjn-ecatedtlie wrath of Gof- 
on tJie AiiU'diiiivians. You are the scoriiers, and 
so arealJ ',vho sit from day to day at the table cl 
(lod's providential bounties, and when j'ou have 
oaten and arc full refuse to g've God thanks for 
the daily sujiplios of all your wants. And thof^c 
too, wd-iO set from Sabbatii to .Sabliath. at the gospel 
tabic and look witii 'indilTercncc at the liread oi 
lifcj which is }irovided tor you, and dash the cup oi 
salvation frora you, instead of eating and drink- 
ing that yoizr souls niay live, you are tiie scorncrs, 
and so are you v>dio, in obedience to a prevalent 
custom, qualify yourselves, for an external admis- 
sion into the membership of the church, and sper.d 

. puichers which ind^jcd ap})car beautiful outward 

:it within are full if dead;'s Lcr.c? and all 

li-Meanncss. If then ti^ese descriptions of cliar- 

', ters come i'.omc to any of your consciences let it 

iornembered .hat for all such scorncrss judg- 

-;enis are pr^^parcd.' "What an awful revelation 

s this, PojiQcr it seriously. Judgnjcnts — wiiat 

.re these ? Tlic term is comprehensive of tempo- 

•al disasters, spiritual distresses aisd eternal tor- 

;;eiit. How coniiuon iu lliese days are the first?. 

^vieh.cs on ail hands take to themselves wings and 

;y away, ruin sits Viherc fortune once smiled; 

iitrailics are 


ided by di--care and death, and 

Rachel v/ceps, refusing to be coinforted, because 
her childreK a;e not. 

W hat are usudiy known as all the ills of lilc, 
seem to be let loose upon inan. and a- hat arc fl^ese 
out tji-i jirdgisents of God ? • Th-en as to spiriuiai 
distresses, who is he that can analyze and exhibit, 
chcm ■? They are among the deep things of hu- 
maK experience, yet if by the hand of God the 
veil was v.'ithdrawu from even one solitary bosom,, 
writhing under their lash, the spctaclc v,-ould ap- 
pall us. _W.e should sec a mind's confusionic respect 
to Its relation to God and cternitv : the heart's ag- 
ony under the terror of impending wrath ; tho 
conscience rises in its fury to accuse and condemn, 
and tiie soul unsuccessfully struggling in tho 
nieslies of carualtyto from beneath the frowns 
of God's face and realize th.o joys of his salvation, 
your days luidcr the shelterless canopy of a nom- { under these spiritual judgments. ^Neither Bible* 
inal chiistianlty. Such are all w.';o net only arc nor ordinances ahbrd relief to the scorncr. Yes, 
not converted, but refuse to be converted, prcpar- ■ scorners, such judgements are prepared for you ; 
ing to live on amid na ui'ged adhcrcn.ce to the j and who has prepared them? O, here is the tho't 
raere name, an obstinate dislike to the strict spirit : that gives to the worm new power tognaw, and 
and a proving disrelish f jv holiness of a pure and | to tlie tire new fuel to burn ! Goo has preparotl 
nndefiled religion, yea, ali such are scorners, and i them, though it be his-straugc work, yet judg- 
thongh you may flatter yourselves that all is well i mer.t is his work, the God of iove and mcroy, the 
on the grotind of the creditable opinion.? of your '. ikthcr of a Saviour who is often offered to you,, 
fellow men, ;ind though that are'i-deceivcr within i but you despised his law, his justice, his holiness, 
you, your own heart, raay endorse the .world's | his loving kindness, demajod it of him that he ex- 
short-sighted encomiums and puff up your v.anity- \ hibit to the world his detestation, of sin, cspceiallr 
with jiitiful notions of your o'wu Vi-orth ; worth- ' tiie sin of h'.s pardoning grace. 
Tiss, yea, worse than worthless, you still are and : Believe it scorners, the wrath of God is CGming 
mast coutinue to be whils the inside of the platter : like a mightv' flood towards you. Yet a few 
is unpui-ified, asd jrnt hearts resemble the whited }-car.^, may be diiys, and the fountain of his fur}' " 

THE r 1 L G ii I M . 

may be openetl and yon shall be swept into th' 
lake that bums with firs, for thus it is writteti 
'"The wrath of God is revealed from heave! 
against all uiigodlincss and unrighteousness o 
raen, who hold the truth in unrighteousness, ant. 
upon the wicked he shall rain snares, lira dm 
brimstone and an hoi-riblc icmpcRf." Do yoi. 
hear these scriptur-js with uncouccrucd minds ". 
Then you arc like tlie men who lived in the day.- 
of Noah who disregarded the divine warnings. — 
They thought that the deluge would never come 
and that Noah's words were only sounds. 

Tlicrc are ol'tcn very disagreeable intimations 
to unbelievers but we must not hide them from 
your view. Love to your souls as well as faith- 
fulness to (he Redeemer demand that we do noi 
ehun to declare imio }-ou the Nvhole council oJ 
God. To the ministers of th3 gospel, it is not co 
agreeable to pursuade men by the terrors, as by 
the mercies of the Lord, yet v,c know that the lat- 
ter are never so likely to be prized and sought af- 
ter as when the former have been houe-stly and af- 
fectionately proclaimed. 


(To be continued.) 


SonsofZion! "What a title of houorl How 
poetical. and signilieanti Yet, under the proud 
opjjressor's hand, how arc the mighty fallen! The 
purity of hearts and sanctifying of souls arc noth- 
ing in t!io eyes of wicked rulers. Although esti- 
mated by the inspired penman a.- line gold, good 
men arc accounted by the world as carthcrn pitch- 
tTS. "Men of truth, justice, l)cncvolence — men oi 
holy principles and noble purposes, arc genuinely 
valuable-. They have 'utrinaie wortli. Thry are 
the salt of the ca ii- the, light of the world. 
They arc really great and rich, although ajjpar- 
cntly weak and poor. They covenanted in sacred 
brotherhood; they arc heirs of immortality. — An- 
gels are their servants. Jo.sus Christ is their He- 
decmer. Heaven Is their home. For thcni the 
universe revolves it.i shining suns. All things ai"e ' 
tlieirs. Believers of every uame and nation are 
thef.r-.cious .^-jus of Zion, comparable td fine gold. | 

They who are faithful have a name and a credit 
;r Christ's sake, which are honored among tiie 
[lining ho.tts above, althoiigh they may be often 
iungry, and hated, and hunted down ou earth 
^n all ages God's people have been at discount in 
hc: marts cf t'lc world, ^Vealili mixo.? its alm.s 
ivith curses, and to.sses the con)pound toward chill, 
dicltcrless pilgrims, as crusts and bones to a dbg. 
riieOld Testament saints wci-e thus treated by 
(leers of the realm and sons of estate.. The first 
disciples of Jesus were ridiculed, mocked, and de- 
rided as the offscourings of the earth — as the- fol- 
io^\e^s of Him who was hanged. The E,edeenicr 
Himself appcarad as a root out of dry ground. Ho 
was despised and rejected of men. Down through 
the wliole history of the church, good men havo 
suffered persecution. — Workdai/ Chrisiianity. 


God never forgets anything. All His works, 
from the creation of the world to the tinting of a- 
leaf, are finished perfect. Did you ever stand un- 
der a fidl-'ooughed, heavy foliaged tree in summer 
time, and pluck one of its myriad leaves and ex- 
amine its delicate tracery' its coloring, the very 
perfection of its beauty, and then think of the 
counties? number of such leaves of th.e mighty for- 
ests whose luxurious growth covers so much of the 
world, and reflect that among them all there is 
not a leaf unfinished, each p(^rfoct in its form and 

And did you ever pick a flower, either from 
ctiltared garden or by wayside walk, enjoy its 
odor and bless its beauty, and stop to think 
how all ■ the wild earth blossoms with sucli fre- 
quent beauty and no flower of them all forgotten 
— the same careful hand filling each 
heart with perfume, and coloring each leaf with 
care? When we think of His omniscience of His 
never-failing care, we feel something of the attri- 
butes of that power, unseen yet ever present, un- 
touched yet ever felt ; who gives to tlic violet its 
color, to the rose its fragrance, who tints with 
beauty the tiniest leaf, and yet whose hand con- 
trols the planets in their courses, whose fiat rules 
the countless worid.^. 

THE P 1 L G H I M . 

Fx/r t?t.6 Pilgnrit. 


And take heed to yourselves, lest nt any time yonr hearts 
he OTCrcuargecl -with surfeilicg, and diunkeuaess, and cares j 
of this life, and so that clay come iiron vou unawares. Luke I 
21 : Si. i 

In tiic above text, v,e arc v>an;e(l by our bless- i 

ed Saviour, not to have oar hearts overcharged 

•^•ith surfeiting, and drunkcnucs.?; and cares ofj 

this life, so that that day does uot come upon us i 

unawares. | 

Surfeiting means eating to exces.?. drunkenness j 

drinking to excess. "And as it was in the days j 
of ZSToe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son ! 
of man. They did eat, they drank, they married 
Avives, they were given in marriage until the day ! 
that I\oe entered the ark, and the flood came, and 
destroj'ed them all. Likewise also as it was in the 
days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bough f- 
they sold, they planted, they buildcd; but the 
same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained 
fire and brimstone from heaven, aud des;royed 
them all, even thus shall it be in the day when 
the Son of man is revealed." Can anv one suj:- 
pose that it ivas wrong for those people to cat, or 
lo do any of diese things named? we think not. 
The wrong was in the excess, and abuse of those 
things. Tjic Lord commanded Adam, ••'In the 
sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread." And 
Paul tells us, "every creature of God is good, and 
nothing to be refused, if it be received with 
thankisgiving,'' and the giving of a cup of cold 
water to a disciple in the imme of a disciple is no- 
ticed by the Lord. So we can clearly see from 
these, and many other scriptures, that we are jus- 
tified in eating and drinking, if we do not make 
a God out of our belly. And as much has. been 
written en self-denial and plainness of dress &c. 
which is all right and very 'good, but we must not 
be proud that we are humble or plain, for this is 
one of the v.xrst kinds of pride. Eut mv dear 
brethren and sisters, are we a plain aud self-denv- 
ing people in eating and drinking? I y.ill not 
say anything about fashion or style of serv- 
ing at our tables, as I have never Ic-arnod i 
them, having yet my father's table in use which I 
is abont sixty yciu-s old, but are wo not too oxtn'.v- ■ 

ngant in eating, or feasting, and does it not in some 
instances come to surfeiting? 

T hose wlio have traveled among the different 
el.'urcJies, have met with diSereut customSj and ae 
regards number or variety have also seen a diSer- 
cucc. While in some instances no one cotild or 
should find fault, yet in others too much serving. 
If v.e would a=k our brethren and sisters, how 
many kinds of eatables they have met with on 
some of the members tables, they peihaps with 
myself would answer, I have never counted, btit 
let us set ottr minds to thinking, then perhaps we 
may remember that we were at places to dine, 
when first came the bread, then two, sometimes 
three kinds of meat, then two or three kinds oi 
sauce, then butter, molasses, preserves, jellies — 
allow for some that are able or very willing — say 
rIx or eight kinds; to this add pickles, and things 
spiocd, two or tiiree more, perhaps some fruit, 
then may come half dozen kinds of i)ies, cidies &c. 
aud v.'ith the drinks we may have twentv varie- 
ties or near this number before us. Now 
just tliink, all this for the poor stomach. 
Not likely that any one will partake of itll this at 
one time, but perhaps of the most of them. And 
just think of the fat meats, gravies, rich pie, c^ko, 
sweet, sour, and so on, one counteracting the other. 
Then some wonder — why feci so bad ? Why, if 
our stomachs were made of steel, do you think 
they could endure it twenty, thirty or more years? 
I think all Mill answer in the negative. But 
this is not the point vie aim at, our text says, "We 
are not to have our minds overcharged with sur- 
feiting and drunkenness aud cares of this life, and 
so that day come upon you unawares. For as .1 
snare shall it come on all tiicra that dwell on the 
face of the earth." 

I need not ask my readers, does not this feast- 
ing make much trouble and care ? You know it 
docs. But, say some, what we like to do is no 
trouble. That is all right as far as it goes, but 
our sisters do know, for they have the most of the 
burden — that it has made them much labor, de- 
prived them sometimes from attending meeting 
and even when we meet in your houses you some- 
limes have very little tinje to oufaa^ with t!io 

q *j iy ' . l^*< - 

T 11 E 

P I L G li 1 M 


bretlu'on and sisiers in l.oly t-onversation as joii 
shoulci, and luauy of you willingly v.niiid. Jki; 
some of vou will say, the brerbren and fricnd.- 
luust have something to eat if ther come. Yes 
that is all fight. It is surteiting ^^■llieh is wrong. 
Christians are not to forget to entertain strangers, 
and we should be willing to sliare our hospitalities 
vvith others. This we by preccj-.t and exam- 

^ow v,-e will look at a few precedents or oxa.^^- 
ples. In Gen. 18, we have an aecouut of Father 
Abraham eniertaing three men, aiul feedinp- them. 
We read of the "morsel of bread, cakes upon the | 
hearth, a ealf; butter and milk," five lldugs are I 
all that are named. Lot entertained the same, 1 
made them a fbast, and did hake unleavened i 
bread, and they did cat. Jahn tl-.e Baptist's meat i 


. -d [„,i;;c; God the Faiiior la that irreat 
■ving; JesiiB is the beloved Son; He ean.e 'l^-om 
ilis Father's house to inviie yon and n;e to that 
happy home. He did more; Hashed Ilis blood 
ibr us, and by this s:,crince of Himself sectired 
eternal happiness to all who will receive Hin. as 
tlieir Saviour. Every o:.e vho is sorry fi.r 'sin 
and asks God to forgive Ibr Jesus sakc^ and will 
do as Jesus has commanded, will have a free wel- 


was locusts and wild hone 

■y, only two kinds. Our 
Saviour's great feast, whei-e-the fiNe thousand were 
all filled, consisted of Mve loaves and two fishes; 
also but two kinds. We might refer to otiier in- 
stances, all of which teach us simplicity, and not i 
to have the mind, or heart so much charcrcd with 
the cares of this world, nr be cumb'ered v.-itli su 
much serving that we forget th.c "m-c thir-r n--*!- 

This is a subject wriPthy of our consideration. 
Since eating, drinkiiig, marrying, buying, selling, 
planting and building were the engagements or 
chief topics of the Antc-diluviaus and Sodomites 
until their destruction came upon them. And our 
Saviour declares, '-Even tlius shall it be in the 
day v.-hon the Son of man is roseulod." 

Submitting the whole to the consideration of 
every reader, I am sincerely your well wisher, 

^iosEs Miller. 


come to that happy house. I ask vou dea; 
er, will you go to this happy hoine? SVlh von 
love this precious Saviour? Wiii vou prav to 
this gracious Fafi^er? if you will He sends "vou 
a kind message. The So- lias s:r,d, '-hi jnv Fa- 
thers house are many n;ansio::S. if it were not s" 
r would have (old you, I go to prenare a ^ilacJ 
tor you. Aiid if I go and prepare a place fovyou, 
I wd! come again and receive yon unto mvielt; 
I hat where I am, there ye may be also." 

We often see how bright everything looks on a 
bright summer day. The trees flowers, and fields 
sparkle in the suiumer sunshine, but heaven is^ 
fiir brigiuer than all these. " There is ua need o** 
the sun there, for God doth lighten it, and the 
Lambisihc light thereof^ What a delightiui 
thought to think of thai h:;j,py home. Oh I ho^v 

e have a narrow 

careful we will have to live. We h 

path to tra^-el in, we have n.any temptations, ma- 
uy Ui^s and downs in this lifb. Put let us try and 
\\-aik in straight and narrow path that "leads 
to that hai)py home. Happy home ! what a jovfui 
thought a5 the pilgrim toils in his M-eary lot.- ' 

lis, Me set 

There is a great King who has a largo and ! 
beautiful house, and he is .-;o kind-hearted that I 
his door is open to all who are willini:- to live I 
with him and even his enemies are not shut out: 
if they will only coidcss they were wroiio- and' 
ask his pardon. He sent His Sou to inviie nil to | 
thar hnn]n- h.inv. "My dc-ir re;idci-s. heaven is' 

i JUDGE >:0T. ■ 

\ I^^a, rUgrhn^ I^T^d^ing arcuu,. .,,,,« 
i that by nature, the world is ahvays looking awnv 
irom imme, and are always rea<Lv to take the mot^ 
out of their brother s eye. And bv a close exam- 
ination oi ourselves we ^vi!l find that we arc a liltio 
incnned that way too. Our bi.ssed Savior said. 
Judge nottlKHt y^ be not judo-cd. For wii', 
what judgment yc judge, yoshali be judu-ed ■•-_ 
^o^v .f ue are to be judged by tl <> judgm^^^.t \ha, 
M-c use, <.r m other words our oun judgment, would 
u not oeoffhentn.o.* importance toV.v.-,miue o-,r 

T ii 

P I LG U 1 M. 

judgments before we jwps them? for Use word of 
God cxjfiCKziy-siiys, "Judge not iicrording (o tin 
appearancCj but judge righteou.-," 

Now when wo undertake to judge isecording tc 
appearance v.c arc judging t.he substance by the 
shadow, and ths ail wise God knevt that we were 
too sbort-siglited and iaiperfect beings to iiIIcat us 
that privilege. &o \vl;en we do this, v.'e go con- 
trary to the word of God. "Eehold to obey is 
better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat 
of rams." So by obeying we will try andoh-scrve 
two commandments and not judge according to 
appearance, but go to our brother, in love, and ap- him of the appcaraaca and try to reconcile 
the matter. This would ciuso less confusion in 


Tiii.-j week will be remembered by U3 as a .sun^ 
ny Ppot in our edilorial life. Everything appears 
to have tlirov.-n in its mite to make it pitasant 
the weather especiaHy, has done its full .share in 
making it ch.cfrful. .The earth is covered in a 
mantle of white ftnd from the jinggling ef bclls' 
it -irould seem that the time is fully occupied in il.=% 
enjoyments. We Were forcibly reminded of the 
•'pioph.ctic time" v\'hea there shall be written on 
the bells of the iiorscs HOLINESS TO THE 
LORD. Speed on ye wheel?: of time and usher 
in the eladsome ilny, when all .shall know -the 

i.8 so much more acccptabie v.itli God.. 

^VJI, Mallohy. 

the church, and show more brotherly love, which I f^o^^ fr"'" thelr.a3t to the gteate^t, and rightcourt- 

\ UCS5 .'^liall cover tl;c earth as the v/aters cover the 
j face of th.e mighty deep, 

! But what makes ns more especially feel good, 
is timt every morning,s mail brings us a goodly 
number of accessions to tlic pilgrim family, 

Por the rPiji'im. 



At (.'i-en, or at midnight, or ;;t the cock crov/inj, o? in the 
morr.'.n;;. — Slark xiii : 'io. 

Tlift thoi!gI:t steais o'er me — irhon, 

"When will this coming bo. ? 
It may te in the CTcn. 

Wlicii tlie abadjs steal over mc. 

Wbcn I sit iu the t^vi^;J;a^ 

"Watching the sickiug sun 
Fade slowly* o'er mountain higbt, 

Wht-n the day's work is done. 

It may bc.Avhen the midnight, 

\\'raiis all in darkest gloom ; 
>Iy spirit then v,-ill take its I'i/iit 

To an eternal home. 

It may be id. the cock crow, 

When the mists are shading chill 

The valley and the lull, 
It may be then he'll come. 

lict'\rter. the night and morning, 

When the daj- is dawnin; red, 
When all nature bright is rising, 

P^csh, fresh" from its dewy ...ed. 

It may be in the mornieg, 

"When the sun is bright find s' rong) 

"When tho mist's array are clearing, 
And the long d.ay's worlc begun. 

It may bo ; I cannot tell ; 

But when .e'er this coining in-. 
May I be waiting, wal-ching, 

iTor opoaiQ;j gates to rae. 

not so much on accoi^nt of our increasing 

find, a^ for ih.e -words of eltecr and 

; encouragement we daily re'ci\'c in thf> 

' prosecution of the glorious in which v/c 

i arc engaged.. JSIay they come, and continue to 

come, until eveiy pilgrim in the land is supplied 
with this unpretending gucstv 

V\'c hope our patrons vrill feci interested in its 
contents. This is the only way we can have a really 
good paper. All determine to throw in your mite 
in sujiplying ns witli interesting copy, and we will 
try to do oUr part ia fsing it np for the press.— 
Please do not forget, and send us all the obitua- 
ries, marriages church news, ttc. We would be 
I much rihligcd if some person iu every 
j congregation would make it a duty to report to n? 
' all such events. 

; \\'f: a'l'c receiving a number of protests foi' 

I p'.iblication against rcnaarksto extract in the Com- 
ipanioir. No. 2, page 25. We would sny to those 
! brethren, please excuse us for their non-apearancc 
as Vi'o feel ourselves neither grieved nor hurt. — 
] Perhaps if our brother of the Co'inpanin had been 
i rishtlv informed, the remarks would not have ap- 
I peared, - - • 

We wish to say to him, and all others coucera- 
ecl, that we gave -no stroiiger inducements than 

T il E 

i- '■} K I M, 

simply to state th;U wera pii;)liihh!g tbe Filgrim 
and if any wished'to road is, v- -.vould-.j.c pJeased 
to have tkam do so, and never olisred it r;'- ^;. ,,- 
f!J Jive cents les: than thc.C.F.C., as vr.i can abi:n- 
(lantly prove, botii by tlie bi'othcr wJio was with 
us, and our dear brefhror, wliom wc viKted. 

About the comi)arative merits of or.r reading 
matter, we Iiave nothing to sav, as our readers 
on-ht to bo the jiidgcs. There is certainly room 
•^3r improvement, perhaps iu all onr periodicals. 
Our object is not to rankc tJie Pagrim better than 
onr other periodicals, bat to make it the vcrv beat. 
Pibirim we eau. Hoi.inq- that iiii.s will le'safis- 
f:ietory to all, vrc will, with the mantle of charity, 
eover ihc juibt, and for fht- fnUire cr,doavT..r (o doub- 
le our efibrts in inculoating info tlic minds of our 


Lear JTfjrm :—Y\:ii, or «mc brother 
;.,oa.e iu;s^^^,• through (l;e PiLGriiM a:,Hoon a: 
^iio.e,^ Lie ioiiouing qnerj-: ^I'hc p^ssi^y 
inm; . a;n ine door: by nie If nny maner 
ne.nallbc.avcd, and slmll go ij a.ij ,m( 
(inu pasinro.'-Jr.o. 10, 0, What is n^eart 1 
ing m ur.d out, and finding pa.slure. 


ter ill. 




:iy prineiplcs of Vl\,ArE, C:IIAR- 

readerrf the lo^ 

Brethren and sister.., let us have ' oureo-oppcra- 
t:o;i and prayers, we m.ay be enabled to labor 
with an eye single to the glor.v of God, and 3">r 
the promotion of rigliteousne.=s i;; the world. 

Aimosi; eyery hoar in ths diy ou: er>^(^.7i, la 
eontaet with children of almost all gi-^des, and 
shades of oljaractor, bu: what pu .zles ,u h, will 
these children all grow up to bo .o-ood men and 
women ? Wliat do our young rcadc^^ tliink of ihi. T 

There is an adage ("hat ),er!;a|js vou have aif 

li \ , 

in the twig is bent, so is the tree 


i:>car Bros Brimhavgh: I he^e^vith smd my 
mite, ^I.OO as a contribution to [he poo- lis^ to 
mxA the PiLGiUM to sueh ivorthy poor, who as 
>-ou .say, are not .Vble to pav, and csneeiallv to 
.ueh_wno do not have the j.rivilege of attendino- 
meetings, and hearing the gospel preaoi-.ed. 

. I)-':-\-:r> Ni;gley. 

We thank you dear brother, in behal.C of a poor 
i-rother or si.ster, who for your mite shall have 
the benefit of reading i\iQ Pilgium one rear. 

Jlay rie who will not suSer tiie giving ofaeun 
of water go unrewarded, bless your basket and 
.your store, as ^vc believe He wji], because Jiothat 
giveth to the poor, leadeth to the Lord. May 
many go and do likewise. Komember deT br-tl" 
ren and sisters, every penny of the charity fund 
*f , ^" "-^f^ ^f «f"^'i"S tl>e PxLGRur to t"hepoor 
au ,>1.00 which will not leave us -any profit bare- 
ly covering the expenses of compositing, 'paper 
ink &„. Wo will keq, a strict account of Llf con- 
tribution., sent for that i)tirposc, also the numbe- 
of names on the poor list. When the charity fund 
cxeecd.s the poor list, wo will ask no more, 

CHAsiTv rv^r. 
Honey Grove, pa,, 
David xveglex-. 
t>. E, Buck:. 
TJnp'dd poor lisi:. 

I road, 

! ,,, - - . . ...^.,..- 

:ort . If this is ahvayn true, then all bad bovs 
NVJll grow up to be bad men, and all bad litdo 
girls will Kiakc bad women, but it is said, all rules 
.have c-xceptions, and wo ho;.o this one has too. 

if Ave have a.ny readers who are not good cliii- 
uren, we don't wish you io expect to get good by 
being bad, or cioing naughty things, but you must 
become good, by being good, and doing good. 

V/e liopo our young readers will tliiTik of thi-^ 
and all try and be good ehildi-en. To be bad is 
wien-ed, ana the danger is i/'you. do not chancre 
soon, you ^vil! grow up to be wicked men ami 
women, iuirjy devote your li^■cs to that whJch 
IS ry/;^ and good, and you will grow up to be ^ 
blcs-,singto your neighborhood, your parents j.v 
ana (;-,e J-ord,s servatViS. 

CHAFTiir. i::. 



- 17 

There are mat^y roascns as previousiy re.narkcd 

vhy so n,any cio riot cnjoy iiib aud h ok upon this 

fneu borroweci prison with more pleasure than on 

lleaveiyuid its happnies.., And one reascn is hc- 

eausc of them indulging in .cnsual pleasure or 

kicked. But we somewhat the term 

and render it '•■sinful pleasure." The Proyc.-h 

writer pcniaps would have it "hidden plcasu e" 

li-ut theae terms in reali'v all v-o-nJiV- tu^ 
, , , ..' j«.u,.„^ oil j„gnit_v tile s.imo. 

Anu to .=«:-5h' 5ucii ple.istire as can .ml)- aiJlnrl mo- 
mentary enjoyment will rctr.It in our uuhopin- 

Tiie oiijoyment that will bring t:c tvv.? lanr' 


T ii E 1> 1 I. a K 1 M riiii.-!; conio from a raorc pr.rc s'ia:"'\ I 
v.-oiild jiruis upon year young iiiinns t'lc iixct, 
whicii yo'.i cf coiirsQ clijnbt not, that. Vi-e are al! 
traveling from tuMc to otcrnity, sjnd if djrectcf]_hy 
thnt guiding liasid of Iliia i!:;;! cannot err to a;; 
(.•luiless, yep. happy clornity. Ar.d while cloth. d 
^vith uKjrEaiily, possessing a life that niust soon, oIi 
very goon Yatiish aNvay, it is your duty and 
od privilege to |>-,'0|-:ire i'or tiie life to coitiC. 

j'ca i 

of coHrae vvaiit to crijuv liajipiiiess iiow i\u'lv.\ ct 
city. But here seems to bo a great difucul 
It IS natural to desire happiness r.t all times 
to live ail lor Ilim v,-ho has promised tlie life to 
copae, in tiic ndnds of nuroy, ^vili destroy oui 
present happiness. ITer.oc they live for tlie jires- 
cnt. .y>ut Vidiiire is iiieir pea-.-Oj and vrhat docs 
tlmir coniieienec say while they live thus? The little 
hidden plc;isine they iiad \vi!! but increase their 
sorrov,- wlion they know tiir.t the bright prospects 
of the future arc not th-cdrs. How theu shall we 
Jive so as to oUtain the greatest source of enjoy- 
ment that earth can afford? I will tell you, live 


Ff:,ONf THE KKi>uRLiCAx, (pi.vjrorTir, i:?B.) 
At yoisr request I T.-ill furni:?]) you some partic- 
ulars in regfii'd to Baicm C;<dlege, Joealfd in our 
city. The College ia under the control of tiio 
Tuukards or German Ba]Uists ; a religions ^ect 
which is powerful in numbers, and noted for tho 
great wealth of its communieanta, individually and 
j collectively. T!io Tunkard's are everywliero re- 


for heaven and its happiness and yon will be li 
py now and in the life to eoaie. 

Those wh.o labor for a reward in this life are 
happ'V while tiiey wait to obtain it. I have 
known pupils at school lo A\-ork for a prize, and 
ihoir very expectation of receiving it filled their 
inmost nature with zeal. And though they had 
no time to spend in idle amussinciUs, they were 
happy to Ur-ow that theirlabors vvpuld be I'cwarded. 
Then if to labor even for a prize of so little value 
affords a source of enjoyment, what must be the 
happiness of tliosc who labor for a reward so 
gieat as a home in heaven. A home in the 
City of r.Iount Zion wdiose streets arc of gold, its 
gates of pearl, and its mansiojss of even finer 

"Jerusaleai ! .Tcrusalem I 

It is beautiful to bcliold 
Tl-.c glory of thy jasper-walls. 

And ta-y streets of purest gold ; 

To see the twelve apostles' names 

Upon thy bulwark traced ; 
Thy gates — each one a solid poar!, 

By each nn angel placed." 

F. M- P'JTTDEr,.. 

, ■ , i raarkable for iiuieiness and pcaco.'\i!nes.s of disno- 
sition; plainness of habits, simplicity and corj'ect- 
ncss of inorality; untiring energy and industrv; 
never changing .sentiment of fraternal rcnienibranec 
op.ei. hearted hos[;i;a!ily ; grcnt benevolence and 
tenacitv with v. Inch thov practice their re!ii»ious 
belieiS constantly, in "daily walk and conversa- 
tion, "despite the frequent changes that may occur 

in the religions aroaad and about them. 

Their belief is that of the old apostolic eltarac- 

ter, which is cocscJentioHsly adhered to^ with a 
kind of devoted love scarcely equalled; and is 
stripped of ail forms and friviious ceremonies, and 
scrni-mockeries, so frequently noticed iji many of 
th.e religions that appeal to the purse and not to. 
the christian heart for support in these days of de- 
parture from the true religion of Jesus Christ as 

taught by the Savior. 

This church of unpretending christians, have 

heretofore conscientiously believed tijat a liberal 
system of general education was not w'hat was 
most judicious for the "I]rethren,"and have beer* 
led to oppose the work of education, ou scriptural 
grounds. Heccntly, however, the sentiment of 
this people has undei'gone a remarkable change on 
this subject, and to-day, the "Brcthren"are^earncst 
in tlieir endeavor to aid in the advancement of tho 
good of general education, by every means that the 
Great Ruler has placed in theis ])ower. Y/ith 
this glorious change in the sentiment of the church,. 
it has at once entered upon its new mission of chris- 
tianizatian, by establishing its FiEST and Only 
College at this point; and is pushing forward 
the grand entcr[)rise with that never tiring energy 
that is so characteristic of the Tunkard,, in any- 
good work undertaken by their people, with a da- 
termipation which knows no failtn-c— an ordeK 

HE V I L (i it I U. 



that is ever conr<fant, ii.;id a zealos^ lihoralftv (hjU 
only gro'.vd m >rv? earnest, vriiii tinir. or oppticition, 
and a tirra but cfinsciontio;!'; injpulse to i'-o Yon- 
wxiw, but x;.vs-:t Back-ivaki\ in cve;^ ^vork 
ua dertekcii, afWjr caatious exaniination, full ii^-es- 
tigation, aiu! praycrfiil deliberation, (hat, j^^tifled 
tliem to eomine!>cc, and eiiconrages them to iini.^), 
"in a truly roligious mr.iiP.Gr. 

So it has been in this Uiovemcjit, with thocliiirch, 
it fcpJs the urgent neccffiity f.f an institution of 
learning, and to fVci is (...act, cncrgetieall v, svs- 


tsmatically, unitedly, persistcntiv, that -will 
n final success that fihall ehallcnge the admiration 
of the world. 

^ An institutionis to be established, that shall take 
Its position at the earliest porisibieday, as thn peer 
of the best university of America or Euroiio'; if 
<leterniination, work arid money can aceomplisii 
anything, thi; church can and will, build up an 
educational monument of the innovation that' has 
occurred in the sentiment of its jieople in regard to 
.educational affairs. The trustees of the college, 
have by unanimous vote, decided to neoept Mr! 
Garnsey's plan?, for a new college edifice for their 
church. The buildings to be erected, according to 
i ho architectural designs, are equal to the desires of 
the church, in determining to make it a noble in- 
stitution, second to none any v,diere. They are to 
{»e beautiful, imposing and substantial, without any 
wa.ste of money in "erecting them, or .sacrificing 
comfort or convenience in unnecessary disjilay. 
They arc to be 240 feet in length, 80 feet decjj.'five 
Btories high, the material is to be pressed brick, 
with stone oappings and trimmings, I'crfectly ven- 
tilated, admirably lighted, and heated throughout 
by steam. The basement contains the boarding de- 
partment and heating apparatus ; first story,— re- 
c-cptwn parlors, offices, society rooms, Hbr'ary and 
reading rooms; second story-a very larg^ and 
commodious chapel and commercial rooms, class i 
rooms, museum; the third floor .is to have chapel- 1 
gallery, lecture roonis, labratory, art-gallery, music 
rooms, parlors, drawing rooms, &c, &c. ' Fourth 
«tory, is to be arranged for dormitories for the stu- 
dents lodging in the building. The -mire build- 
ding will accommodate 700 or more students. 
As necessity arrises, other buildings will be erec- 

, not he confined to one conlhient, bnt shall be 
I worid-ide. As it is the tn.!.-' institution of «» 
educational character, under the auspices of thitf 
clu-rc'i, every eSbrt will be made to render it a. 
snpcrior institution. The church beii*- .-e's, and 
wisely too, that it is j.oor policy to cl{v;<f, ynoney 
and labor in iiuihling up ^ ,,„,.„g or two of school?, 
ma'an:^ i'^signineant arrairs of each and every 
one of them, iiwiead of establishing <me noble 
university that shall be a lasting honor to m 
founders and p:it:-f ns, and the nation at large, fbis- 
tering ediicationai movements, conceairation of 
capita! add labor in this good undertaking will 
certainly accomplish the full desires of ihu •'' Tunk- 


'^o mote it be 

13 my p raver. 

Tiic above was .'■ent us for publication from 
.some persou whom we .suppose is interested in the 
educational movement now in vogue in the Yi'est.. 
_ The notice of the College seems^to ns to be con- 
siderably above par— both flattering au<r esaQ-EiTr- 
atcd, and had it been the production of a brother 
-(vho should know our .<nnbition in this respect, ive 
should not have published it. but as it is, we give 
it as ail ittra of nevrs, withont committing oursel- 
ves, or being responsible for its reprcseiiting th«) 
views or expectations of our brethren who are dc-. 
voting their energies to the enterprise. We ibnd- 
!y hope that the institution mav prove to be an 
asylum of safety, to which our children can resort 
and satiate that groving desire, for a liberal edu- 
cation, which i.s now beeomin."- i-'o n-c'^^ei-'I in t'.,-^ 

tecl, that shall be in every respect equal to the de- 
mand of the institution nsit flourishes— as it is 
.©urely destrinod to do— until its reputation shall 

TJrar 7'%mrt.-— I have been a reader of your 
pages ever since your introduction among us,' and 
im \-cry v,-ell jileased with you, but I have one 
I question to ask which is this: why so much about 
j consolidation ? Have we not been told that the 
editors of our periodicals have had mi interview 
on that subject, and if it would be agreeable to 
them to C(n]folidatc, «c hope no one would object 
but why so much about if, as if it were a. great 
hurry. Eul then it v .said, we could all read the 
same tiling. We believe we do all read the same 
thing.ju.stas much as we hear ihe same lt:i;:g 
when our brethren preach to us, fir when tl.-ty 
preach to u--, wc caa licar but one at a time, and 
we can not i,ear theni all, yet we believe they all 

fV'i T HE r I L G K I -M . 

preach tlic same. ^V!■ y talk shout coiisoliilation : roports and cansing tlie v.euk to choose coptnins to 

wbenthc SsviouF MVi*. "Go intn ail the worlil, : Itad them back into the bondage of sin again. — 

an=l prcsicli the -or:.^!/' I Bonietlnips think there : ^"'^ hdiold 'tlie eoynxless iiurnber of fa;><^nio', 

"^ ..'. . ,, .; thnt vvc see 111 tlie v,-orid readv to lead the waiider- 

is too miien c >:;;-. iiu.n .;noas us nosr. i^ow ; j.^^ „^y, :,, acv directiou that T^o carnal mind 

ninny r.rjiiuvn :• :;v v we rn fyroiga countries, or to ' msy direct. 

CN^aie nearly hci"ie, iiow maav hav: vr. -i ~: ■^:■'^ . Monday inoriiing wo bade tliCin iarewcii and 
., ,. 1 i.^?,„.-T T ' started for home, Staved all niirht with bro. G. W. 

. Xioxie in baiijoaqum ciry, and liicMav evenmc; 

B-'fcro i c, -- L . . ask, woishJ more of the j ,.^,.;e!ied iiome and fouud our two children well, 

brethren real tiio:n if thcv \Tci'0 corssolidatcd : tliat ^vc liad left to keep hou-e. We feel to thanic 

than now? Ko, fbr I have he.u d Euch excuses as '■ "^^ Heavenly Patru:r, for his kind protection and 

, . , , ■ , ,., 1 • - T 11.^ -a"e over hs, and all God s israel elsewhere. 

thir, '• I would HKe to read one it 1 vras able ro ; Jox'vT]i\.N Myeus 

take it." If t'lej arc not a!)h2 to take one at the • Ardioch, CoL 

price they are now, how v/onld they take it at the i . ^ _ \ 

^, "! ,1 ■' -> 11 ' \■^ ■■ ^ -Ot'ar Pi'?7;7'rti:-1 have sacneeded ingettii.ijan- 

iiricj that wo;i!:i n;cc>sari!v lollow eonsoJidamon . . ,, , •'., -[-,1 I-,, .1 ^1 ^ 

' • . other subscriber, i leasesend it to the above. 

... b. v.TAKBr.T^. Dear brethrerf, it is a difuciili matter to get ma- 

2S(w ILwc Va. "y haracB here, which will not surprise yon, when 

I tell yoa that the brethren first preached hero 
^ about tvio years ago, and we have no meeting 
Bros. Brumbaugh: I left home Jan. 4ih to , hon^g of onr own nearer than seven miles. 
visit the brcihren in Ixiersade co., Cab, and reach- j O, r.ow I rejoice when brethren visit us on their 
ed bro. Gfeorga Wolf the same daj-, being abont i raiasion of love. This is sehdoni, yet the Lord has 
.35 raiics. The nest dsv I reached bro. Stenhen ; pvoraised to be with us always, even to the end of" 
Broadhersts, and bv noon, FHdav the eth.Ircaeh-:^-e^o"''i and says: "I will never leave thee nor 

cil bro. "sVm. Ivlvers. 

forsake thee.'' 

„, . . 1 , , !_ 1 May the Lord enable us, bv tl-.Q help of the PiL- 

j.he visit was unexpected by tne brethren, so | ^^...-j^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^.„ ^^^^j^^ 

there was no appomtnicnt made lor preaching, yet j l am still laboring for you, knowing that tho . 
fthroughthc energy of bro. Myers and some friends j Pilgrim is calculated to do good, and to promote 
that took an active part in circuiatirig the appoint- iove and harmony among the fraternity of the 
iTieiit, thev got out a larsc congregation for so thin- i brethren, 
ly setilcd 'place as thev have there. We met the | .i wiU now bid ,t --God speed, uoping that you j 

T r- , ^ "• T 1- 1 i 1 ; Will labor to nil lis cohiranswun mvigorating luod 

people batnrday evening and di.scoursed to tiiem : . .. i ° ° 

from John 3: 5. Yvg met thorn again Sunday at ; q^ ^^ th^,,^ ,^^^^ Pxlgeim, and never stop un- 

11 o'clock. There was a very large attendance, ' til thou shalt bear the glad tidings of salvation to 

and by, request, we delivered a discourse on the . every sinner. Joii:c M. Weli-s 

Lord's Supper, text Mat. 28:20. The most of; — =*— 

the' people there know bat little of our doctrine,! -^^t^"^4 i^^f ^ 

1 .u - 1 4. I I i' \ ^1 T Jan. 2-3, 18^1. i 

J-.ence they warite.d to know why we kept the tjew- : ' -' 

ish Passover. We endeavored to shovv them the ! Dot , Editors :— By tbe^c iew lines I will let 

diSerence between tlie two institutions, and sep- ^ X^" ^^"?"' ^}'''K"'' ^'^ ^,'^ ?-'!V.' '''°"^''' I^'Pc^n^- 
, J ,, , , 1. "^1 u 1 ■ panv witli brother Jacob Hollmger, started on a 

arated them as the usual custom oi the brethren is ' . -. ,, , . ,, -^^ ij.ii u cu 

, ^, , , , .11 mission 01 love to the W oodstock church bhenan- 

to do. They seemed to be much surprised at ihe ,|^,j,|j q^ _ ya. There we met with bro. Jacob 
clearness of the scriptures on the subject. We , yf jno from the Flat Rock church Shenandoah Co. 
met again in the evening, good attendance and and .ilso bro. Solomon Garber from Rockins/ham 
good order, text Numbers 13 : 30. ' ; Co. We had nine meetings with the brethren, 

Trr 1 1 -1 . 1 . t 1 ,1 , • and then we came down to the Salem church, 

We labored to show tne brethren that it was , Frederick Co., where we held four meetings, 
through fiery trials that Israel of old obtained the i j^ ^11 our meetmgs we had the very best of at- 
promised land, and all those that disobey the •word ! tention and order. 

of the Lord, fell in the wildercess under the sore ' Yi'e hope our labor was not in vain. On the 
displeasure of God and that the enemy of our souls j l^th we got home safely, and found all our fami- 
19 as active now as he wad then, bringing up evil ^'-^^ J° t'l'^'^ "-"''^^ health. JoHX Bklspi.e. 

i i.l 1: 

I' 1 1, a ji i \{ 

JOS WOEil. I ^'it nice a luuuber of other tblngs— overlooked 

arc preiiared to execute 

jmj ri vj ( I ;v 

: alter ^^■hU■h «o Lope to do onr«:S i^ore cor- 

Kei:i> Tui; Smai.i, Potatoes until Sprit*;. 
iner.-^ li-jqueutly feed their small potatoes' t.' 

at th: Gharti'st noCcc. 

iL-lLB EILL8. 

POSTERS, 4-c, 
Doao a little CHEAPEKthan clscTrhere. ! fatt-ih).r Wur- in -^ > n v , , , 

Any of our bretbron or friend, intending to have Bales, I .' , <„ C -l u ,'' • ^' . ''"'^'' ^^'" 

and wisnmg bills printed, or anrthing in oar line of hnA- \ '" l' *'"^™ ""''' ■^r'rlllcr, and then cr, )Ic ihcm 

I10S9, will please give us tii'ir piUnmage. injx (hoin with a lifrle -nn-A <,n^4- i .i ' 

Those residing at a distant can be accommodated by LneM;.,-. .oJ I- , "^ ""'' ^"■^"'^ '''^'" ^'^ 

sending ,18 a list of artic.ea oSened, and Ihe date of Sile , '^-^ ^""'"^ ^"'' -''"^''^'"K P'ga- In the sprirur 

and we wi 1 put it iu shape and return Iha printed bille bv I hcihve the elover is ready to t'ln int,-, -a-o o. 
return mail, free of posta<?e, and guarantee their safe ar '' , ,.,11 ' i c- . ^ ^ ^' ^ e are gen- 

Hval, if the na.iie and address are plainly given \ -^"^ ^'"'"^ "^ suecnient io(;u, whereas iu the h'i- 

SALE BILLS &c. printed for the coming gnr^u-' to let us ' nnrl ^ ■ . i ' ■ ^ •■'^' tyo'3'igG l&avCB, 

<io It for them, no difference how Kreat Ite dia^rnce i, as t ""'' '" '''^'''^'.'^ of vegetabiw that will r.ot keep un- 
wc can send them lOnO miles as ciicaplv as TO Price Si r* ti eprinn-. I'he y»!;i!- n^' .,v-,f,,.o „ P i y , 

and upwards, *>ccoroi:ig to the size 'and nunib" d^s*'ed .---^ - :" • > . ''''^-^^^^-^ "^ -^0"'^ ^^"r Stock 

which you will please state in your orders. . Addrc-£3, ' ' 


Jam 'S Creek, Pa. 

uoes not lie so much in the mere nutriment they 

coutaiu as in their giyii,^ tone to the stomaeh 

and they ^vi!l prove raacli -ore usefhl .vh«n fi^d 

out to voting pigs and breeding sows in the sprin- 

■ as js usual, than when fed to iktt.ning pigs in ti;;: 

i->. R. Sayi.ek: — Sending the namci; va-! ri»ht 
but you should also have given the P. O. .-^o that i PHILADKIJ^mArjIlffl^ 

wo could have found the name.?. LooKin;.- over I G-, -tj 

ionv or five hundred post, officer is no stball task I K«l whc«. 
to find a half a dozen names. Ali ri;;ht how, the I ^*^'^-s" 

•estra packs received, yuu will please distribute. ., ....... ,....>. 

George Woust:— Yen are entitled to an sk-! ' ^,*'='' ^'"''^«7'"'''*^ 

tra cop)- and rJaa m Genesis and Geoiot-y ^vV- ' 

are out of the above books, but will have' another ! 

supply ui a few dajs, wb.oa a copy ^^■;ll be sent to ^^^ -"-iifa; 

your address. " ' ^"" ^""— 

_ DP. Mentzek:— V/e have sent you all mis- 
iug .No3. e.xeept 27 of which there is" none as the 
■ugures were not changed, making 26 tv/ice the 
^econd 20 should have been 27. We also 'have 
33 twice instead of 33 and 34. Perhara if yon 
examine your papers, your Vol. may be complete. 
JouN A. Sell. —By a mi.stahe your name was 
placeci ,n tlie wr«,g mail bo„k. Your papers 
will come all right now. t i ■ 

>:lI). J G. Glock:— The money came all 
rigJit. i tie non-acknowledgement was an over- 

Corn, jrelloi? 


•hu:ntis;qdok jiark^t. 

Red ivheal 

Red TTheat 

Choice White 
Cora— old 
" new 

i^^S'^-^'^^'-^i-the Pilgrim and Visitor 
sts ^Zlo. The I-iyinn book is sent, but you 


owe us 25ets 










m. 17 





Jacob Esiileman:— Y(uir favor i.s rereived 
and names creditccJ, and Punyan i.s scat^accent 
■<iur thank.?. '■ 

Eld. David long-.— The mone}- was f.oc-ivcd, 

Jacob Bock., 
A. P. Miller, 
Ailam Hoi linger, 
pa via K. Teeter, 
\Vm. A. Murray, 
Jacob Bcrkey, 
Daniel Kagacice 
D. 11. Bonebiake, 
J. G. Glr,ok, 
W.'u. A. J\Itjrray, 

Jacob Zeigler, 
J. U. Brown, 
J. i*. Ijera^\', 

- " N egley^ 

'. c.iii j_. -umbaui: 
P.A.Koltz, " 
Jdhu Grabill, 
John Goodyear 
I>. F. Buck. 





:a br 

Sent from 

: Oi'.tiiHO of 
f the Word 

Or T!iB Biblical Account of Plan's Crcalion, test 
Bcientific Tiicorif-s of siis Origin and Antiquitv. By Jo 
ff-ph P. ThompsoR, !>. D., LL.D., of the Braadn-a 
Tit'Dcrnaole, Jvcw Ynrii. l:3;tio, 150 pages. 
this ofliCB post paid . SI. 

Amoay tii'j subjects treated ari> the following 
Crcatio".! — Ori^jin oi'tiie Uaiverae, Meaning o 
Bay. Ancient Cosmogonies; The Creation of Man — -Han 
the image of God: The Origia/jf iMan — Pro,t,Te8sive Order, 
Hucossive Creations of Species. Cli-iracteristics of 3ian, 
Man Distininuslied by the Brain. ; Man's Dominion over 
Nature — Serial Progression not Evolution, Links of Dtvcl- 
opment Instinct not a Reasoning Intdiigeuce, A Typical 
>ian, Owen on Species ; Tlie antiquity of JIan — Did the 
Human Kacs begin in Barbari.'iro ? Antiquityof the Negro 
Iiacc.Sorae recent Works on j^Ian ; Vf oraan and the Fam- 
ily — Marriage Frimeval Institution, Sex Fundamental in 
nuniBn Societj' — Tiio Family Founded in Love — 3Iutual 
Adaptation of th{5 Sexes. 



Siagla copy post paid _____ Suets 

We have made arrangements to have for sale this val- 
tiablc and interesting worii. We have had a number of in- 
quiries in regard to the book, and for the benefit and ac- 
commodation of otir patrons we now offer them for sale. 

OiUside of the Bible, t'lero can be placed in the hands of 
the young, no safer or rror interesting work. Not only is 
71 read with interest by the y )ung, but the old sainted father 
will read the account of Pilgrim in '-Doubting Castle," or 
the " Slough of Despond " with glowing interest. 

The productions of the Bedford dreamer has been the ad- 
jniration of the world and few works have ever command- 
ed such a univessal demand — Everybody should read Bun- 
van's Pilgrim's Progress. 

Trine Immersion. 

Dificnssion on trine immersion, by letter, between Elder 
B. F. Iifocm.^.w .and Dr. J.J. Jackson, to which is an- 
nexed a Treatise on the Lord's Supper, and on the ne- 
■cefsitj', ch.aracter and evidences of the new birth, also a 
dialogue on the doctrine of non-resistance, by Elder B. 
F. Moomaw. 


The first Session of Salem College, situated at Bourbon, 
Marshal Cotintv. Ind., for Ladies and Gentlemen, will be- 
gin Dec. 14th, iSTO. 

There will be two departments in the institution, an 
Academic, for preparing students for the College, and 
a Collegiate, in which instruction will be given in the 
Hig'acr Branches. For further particulars, address 
O W. Miller, A. 51., President. 

Bourbon, Ind. 


I hereby infoiTn my patrons and all others, that I am now- 
prepared to rear any desired number of pure Italian Queens 
for sale the coming season. Those wishing to procure 
them can be supplied at mj- Apiary. Price, $3.50 each. — 
Directions for introducing them will be sent with 
each Q.ueen. Address Daniel Kagarice, New Enterprise, 
Bedford Co., Pa. Feb. 1, 1871, tf. 

I New Kymn Books, Engiisli, 

i Ti;Rii;:T Mouoct.o. 

; One copy, post-paid, -.--.. i 

PtT Dozen " - - - - 

( Pi,.\iN Akabesque. 

I One Copy, po-t-j.did, ------ 

Per Dozen, " 

Plaix SHEEr. 

One Copy, post-paid, __.= -_ 

-Per Dozen, " ______ 

German & English, Plain Sheep. 

One Copv post-paid - . . . . | 
I Per Dozen " 

I Single German post-paid, 
j Per Dozen, " . - 


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A number of responsible sdvefisfii"f iris not conflicting 
with the design of our work will be admitted on our out- 
side pages on the following terms : One insertion, 15 cert-S 
a line. Each subsequent insertion 12 1-2 cents a line. 
Yearh' advertisements 10 cents a line. Local or special 
notices 10 cents a line for one insertion. Longer times at" 
a reduced rate. 


This rapid'. V increasing Christi.^n PEBiODiciL will soon 
have reached its first year, and it has met with such univer- 
sal approval from its patrons, that we are much encouraged 
to continue to make our weekly visits to pilgrim homes 
bringing witli lis such news as may be. for their good and 
spiritual advancement. 

The Pilgrim, as heretofore, will be devoted to Religion 
Moral Rcfoi-m, Domestic News of the Church, Correspond- 
ence, 5Iarriages, Obitu.aries, &c. Also an outside or secu- 
lar department, devoted to Crop Reports, Agriculture, 
and Hobticui.ti'ral Items, Markets, and a Record of 
all events and occu rrences that may be of interest to the gener- 
al reader. It will be burdened with invigorating food for 
the soul, aiming to be truly Christian, and having for its 
purpose Essential Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the 
spirit of loce and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among 
tis as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim on his 
way to Zion ; the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
of our cliildrffli — carefully avoiding everything that may 
have a tendene\" towards, disunion or sectional feelings. 
The PiLORiM will he published on good paper, new type, 
and in good style, and will be issued every week. 

Single copy 1 year. 

Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 

Any number above eleven at the same rate. 

Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

Ja>ies Creek, 

HtrsTiNeDON, Co.. Pa. 

now TO REJIIT.— Checks or drafts for largo amount* 
are safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, 
are .also perfectly safe. Where neither of those can be had 
it may be sent in registered letters. Small amounts can bo 
remitted by ktt«r, if put in carefttlly and well 8e.aled. 

$ 1 . 25 


n. B. & Geo. Brumbatjgii Kdiiors. 
J. B. Bkumbaugii & Co. PublUhers. 

Ei,D. p. p. Satmk, BouhU rive Creek, Md. \ ^„„ -p 
Kld. Leoxard Fuj'.rt, Neio Enterprise, Pa. \ ^°^- ^^^• 

VOL. 2. 


ThePiLGRiJj, under its present arrangement, 
is especially adapted ;to advertisements of aj 
unobjectionable and responsible character. 

With its present large and increasing circu 
lation, it forms a medium that s-ould be advi- 
sable for advertisers to take advantage of, cir- 
culating as it does, in a large majority of the 
States in the Union. There is a large'number 
of our brethren engaged in callings, or profess- 
ions that it would bo to their ad%-antage as 
well as our readers, to have it made known. 

Ifyouhavc a Nursery and wish to sell 
your trees and vines, let it be known. If you 
have good books lor sale, let it be knowu. Jf 
you have invented, or arc manufacturing good 
farming imjjlemeuts, let farmers know it. If 
you ha /o a new kind of grain, or seed by 
which you wish to benefit yourself and the 
community, let the commurity know what it 
is, and where it may be had. In short, iny 
man having a business depending on the com- 
munity at largo for support, it is to his advan- 
tage to have it known as much as possible. 

The other day we recieved a package of cir- 
culars, from a brother who has a new kind of 

Oats for sale. If that bro. instead of having 
circulars struck, which are exceedingly unpop- 
ular in these days of humbuggery, had sent it 
to u.s, we could have put it before double the 

lumber of purchasers, with half the cost.— 
Then, if you are growing, making or selling 
luything that would be to the advantage of the 
jeople to know it, let it be known. See our 
erms on another page. 


Don't Forget that we are now prepared to 
jrintSale Bills, Hand Bills, Posters, &q., on tlu 
ihortcst notice. If you wish any thing ofthit 
■vind printed, don't fail to give us a trial. 

All you have to do, is to write out a list of 
what you have for sale, giving the name of tli(- 
Township in which you live, and the date ol 
sale, and send it to us, by letter, and in a fe\\ 
lays the bills will be returned free of postage 
Send on your Jobs, those of your neigli 
bors, and they will be executed in a workman- 
like manner, and a little cheaper than else where 


In these gections where deep snows fall, mice 
and rabbits are very apt to resort to }oung 
orchards for sustenance, and often girdle the 
truit-trees to the great annoyance of the owners. 

As soon as the damage is discovered, bank 
the* snow around the trunks of thv trees, cover- 
ing the damaged part.s. Should the snow soon 
disappear, bank the trees with earth or ban- 
dage them, and thus the trees may be saved. 

Keep the sap wood from seasoning, and tiic 
t rees are safe. 

'1' 1 1 1 : r 1 i> G R 1 isi 

il\GI.ENE. yo. 2. 

One common malady Incurred from taking cold, ; 
ig pulmonic affection, which is lingering in it na- 
tKro, coneeqiicntly it is often inherited from the 
parents of whicli the root of this \vealcnes-s v.'ould 
.sti'i be {lie effects of cold, nevertheless maiiy, ye?, 
iJpusands, might overcome ihis wcakneBS, by ont- 
^-rvuvicgit, and escape being, as it were, victims 
to thiiL dreadfai disease, had they been given 
timely care, and jierraiiLqiJ .to breathe pure fresh 
fur, and to sleep l;i coU ropms, vrell ventilated, in- 
stead of being penned up in close chambers, with 
perhaps several in. It is said that one person will 
taint one gallon of air in one minute, so it would 
not take several, very long to taint a chamber full, 
hence sickness comes. 1 have kept my bed- 
cbamber ventilated day and night, from year to 
year, and have realized and experienced its anl- 
niatino' effects, aiid can trulv recommend it. It 
not only animates, but It promotes real health,, 
gwoct repose, and If at :dl we have dreams, they 
Trill i>e pleasant, instead of frightful. 

For a full treatise, see t!ie "Life and Essays" 
of the noted Dr. Franklin, page 2-46. It Is in- 
deed doubtful if any one can have real health, 
without breathing pure air. O, says one, I would 
not have the night air coming in my room, for 
feaj- it would make me sick, or take cold. If that 
is flic pre-concelved opinion of any one that should 
read this, I would frankly ask, how do yon knov,- 
It would when you have never tried if? says one, 
^ have often heard it said, and ray good old 
graivl-mother used to tell mc that night air was 
^not good, and who has tcld her? probably ker 
mother. This false tradition in this way has been 
imbibed into the young mind, though scemingly 
plausible to the inexperienced. My dear reader, 
it is an old adage, notwithstanding there is not 
anv truth in ii. Only think for one moment, it i^s 
the very clement of \vhich God made for his crea- 
tures to bi;pathe that they may live. 


The Oospd Visitor, edited by Quinter and 
Ktirl£, and by II. J. Kurtz, Dayton, 
Ohio, at 1 1.25 per year, and 1h*- Pih/rim will be 
tent to one address fitv n52."2-j. 

.Dear Editors: — ^Ifyouor any other brctlircn 
can rnako it suit to call with us and preach for us, 
it will be very acceptable, and those seeking homes 
in the south can get land from five to twenty dol- 
lars per acre, with good buildings, and within 40 
miles of Richmond, which is one of the best of 
market countries.' Wo live two miles M-est of 
Carterville along the Caual leading from Rich- 
mond to Buchannon, called the James River and 
Ghanaway Canal. Address, 

Yi':.f, SIai.lorv. 

Cartcville-, Va. 

If wc were to consul c our own feelings, Ave wonlcl 
certainly b : pleased to make a trip through Ta, 
and see ho^ our brethren do, but -onr present du- 
ties seem to demand our presence at home. It 
would be well if our traveling Minister.s Avould 
ijote these isolated places and give them a call. 


.Please announce through the Pilgrim, that 
the district meecing of Southern Indianna will be 
held, the Lord Avlliing, with the brethren in tho 
Falls Creek congvegatioa, Henry Co, two miles 
east of MIddletown, commencing on Good Friday, 
the 7th of April. It Is also requested' that tho 
churches sending delegates to this Pficeting will 
send with them their portion of the means necf;s- 
saiy to defray the expenses of the delegates tq thp 
Annual Meeting, thus saving a great deal of troub- 
Ic afterw;ird5. 

Brethren coming from the Y^'ost will stop off at 
MIddletown, and those coming from the East, will 
stop at Haney Creek station where they will be 
met by the brethren, and conducted to the place 
of meeting. Davu> K. Teeter. 

'^ulpluir Springs, 2ml. 


Vv'e iiave opened a charity fund for such poor 
as desire to read the PiLGRiii, but have not tiie 
means to pay for it. Anj'thing for this noble pur= 
pose .will be thankfully received, even down to 
the widow's mite. Donations for this purpose 
will bo accredited either by the name or post of- 

(To send the Pilgrim to the poor.) 

Previous acknowledgements. §3,25. 

I). II. Brumbaugh. W. 

A Sister. ' 2o. 

Hina'a'okl. -ii.OG 



JE. B. & GEO. BEraiBAUGH, Editors. 

J. B. BEUIOAUGH & CO., Publishers. 

A'O r.. 2 





ja:,ies creek, February i4. 

xo. c. 


Far m FUc/nm 

llshmcrls v^-li'idi I Imvo fonml that I novel- 
thought of before. Tjiore is the jewel of peace far 

I have no.T espoused the canse of the eross, and j exceeding the n>ost brilliant goms of earth an.l 
1 eel very much hka li^-ing differently to uhat I the cro^vn of love in co.npari.on to which the au- 
1 have heretofore. | o.^ts of kings and nueens are nothing, and the 

It seems to me quite strange that I do not sec i rof^e of righteousness and of obedience that sur- 
tliings as I did formerly. For instance, the things j Passes in quality of texture, the most costly fe1j- 
I formerly loved I now see no pleasure or profit I'ics of the world. How can an immortal niiiid 
m, and those things that had no attraction for nae I take delight in things so worthless, when i)rizC8 bo 

rich are ottered without money or price. 

Since I have tasicd the good word of God, an.l 
my raincl has been renewed, I can fully under- 
stand the filings of St. Paul and Peter who 
wrote such excellent advice about these matters, 
saying: "And ye v.-omeu let not your adorning 
be the outward adorning," &c. Mrs. Prim who 
belongs to the liberal, pnts this interpretation oil 
It. She maintains that henceforth the plaiting of 

at all, things that appeared dull and tasteless, now 
are clothed with a garb of inexpressible beauty 
and loveliness. 

How strangely infiituated I used to !« iu es- 
teeming the pretty baubles of fashion so highly, 
Why, I once thought it would be as well to be 
out ofthe world as out of the flishion, and tiien 
I have worked and saved and begged father to get 
money enough to buy a new bonnet, or the latest 
style of hats, or a new dress to wear at the relig- 
ious meeting, and I thought it looked so grand to 
be equipped thus, and attract the notice of the 
people. How I wondered M-here old Mrs. Grun 

ban-, wearing of gold &c., is not her adorning, but 
that loving Jesus, and pleasing Him through 
fldth, is her adornment, and she merely indulges 
in these things because the majority of people ap- 

dy, as I then called her, got so much mouev to I P™'^'*^ ^^ ^^ »"^^ ^^"oiiltl charge her with a want of 

give to the poor, and to the minister to help him 
pay his traveling expenses, wlio came so many 
hundred miles to preach to us ? 

IknoAvallabout it now. Slie claci' herself ii7 
modest, neat apparel, and gave what my superflu- 
ities cost, to benevolence. Xow I have no desire 
tor those things. Hereafter my adorning shall be 
of the inward, spiritual person. The outward 
man must perish, therefore, all its adornments are 
useless. The inward man is immortul, hence its 
adornments are eternal. Besides there arc embel- 

tasfe if she dressed so drolly and Quakerish. As 
for me, I am resolved to make the Bible, and not 
the majority of the people my guido in these mat- 
ters, and I know from experience if she did not 
have a vain desire iu her heart for these things, 
she would notsnbject herself to the trouble and 
expense of preparing them. I woukl venture (he 
assertion if the time and money expended on a 
woman of fashion would be dedicated to holv ptiis. 
poses, (hey would suffice yearly to pay (IiGexpcns, 
es of a missionary (our of lOGO miles, pay cliaritiei 
to the pcor wherever (hey jiad the opportunity 



teach a ?c!iool of 20 poor children three hours ev- , 
cry dajj visit all the sick within a circuit of five I 
.miles oiice in a v.-cek, aud devote at least an hour j 
, daily in the closet in commuii'.on v.'ith God, be- I 
pldea attcndir.o- to many other minor duties like i 
good nister Dorc;!S. Ah mc I this madam fashion 
is a terrible tyrant. It is somewhat diverting, 
yet, in its eiFccts on the soul disiressiug, to see the 
£4nta.9tical tricks she plays on her slaves. Tot in- 
stance, she solemnly decrees that it is unfashiona- 
ble to pour codec in the saucer. Do\vn go every 
minion on their knees, such writhing and -.vincing 
as the scalding beverage passes into the stomach. 
An ornament is wanted for the head, and fash- 
jjon dictates a chignon, a large heap of material 
on tho back of the head, made up of a disgusting 
combination of hair from animals, living and dead, 
niops, grass, and y>'ho knows what else, 

A covering for the head is now made up of 
•lace, ribbon, silk, satin, velvet, enveloping aud 
extending forward, and backward, until one al- 
most doubts whether it could possibly be used as 
.an article of dress for a hnraann being, and then 
,it comes down and shrinks, and continues to 
Ehrink, until a fragment only is disccrnable. 

Such changing, and warping, and collapscing, 
,snd extending, and tiimraing, and cringing in do- 
ling obeisance to this supreme goddess of the world. 
It would be a hard task to describe minutely ev- 
.erj' act of devotion that her blind, willing slaves 
confer on her. 

But thanks to tho mercy of my Lord and Mas- 
ter for delivcraaee from the bondage of this inex- 
orable tyrant. The chain is broken and I am free, 
for it is v,-ritten, ''if the triith makes us free we 
ure free indeed." I am now the Lord's freeman 
for His word aud spirit led me cut of the bonds 
of iniquity. 

It is Qzost incomprehensible to me that persons 
indulging in every vrhim aud folly and superflui- 
ty of fashion, reveling in all the luxuries and 
delights of a fasiiion-worsliipping world, could 
yet suppose they were walking in all the ordinan- 
'XB and oommandments (sf the ??J€e/i: and lowly Je- 
stis, blameless, that they were His brethren, an 
,iic;r of God and joint heirs ■with His well beloved 

Son, that they would walk the golden streets of 
the new Jerusalem ivith St. Paul and Peter, who 
so positively furbade these vanities. ■ 

I am fully aware that scorn and derision 19 mv 
portion henceforth, for contemning this deadly 
foe to salvation, but I am resolved to bear the 
cross and endure the pain expecting to be support- 
ed by His word. 

The reward in heaven is so full of joy and glo- 
ry, that it is far preferable to count all thc*e 
things loss, that I may ,vin it. Praying for grace 
to help in time of need, I leave all these things 
behind, and go on to perfection, ever looking un- 
to Jesus the author and linishcr of our faith. 

I have now joined the church. It will become 
me to attend as many of the religious meetings as 
I conveniently Can, when the weather is favorable 
and when it does not conflict with other duties-. 
I must cjuit many of my former habits, snch for 
instance, as telling what we denominate black sto- 
ries, speaking vulgarly or profanely, <S:c. But I 
am not one of that contemptible number that be- 
lieves it necessary to deny themselves of the pleas- 
ures cf this world, in order to please God, for. 

Religion never was designed 
To niiike our pleasures less. 

Is it reasonable to suppose that God would cre- 
ate in us these tastes for enjoyment, and also pro- 
vide the means, and then curse us for using them ? 
I have not so learned. How often has the min- 
ister, who gets a large salary, and devotes all his 
time to tiie study of the scriptures and preaching, 
and ■who knows more than a whole regiment of 
those ignorant cornfield, worksliop preacher?, how 
often he has told us that religion is not of the 
outward but of the inward man, that if the heart 
was right all was right, that by faith we are saved 
and not by works of righteousness, that Christ has 
shed Hifj blood for us, and if we believe in Him 
we shall be saved. I believe in Him. I believe 
Ho came into the world and died for sinners, and 
' that He is now in heaven, and will come again to 
gatlior His ck-ct together aud to destroy the wick- 
e-d with Sre. 

As to this doctrine of eelf-dcalal, this parade 
(yf our righteousness before the world, stooping 

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aad cricgiug, which teuds to destroy every sparl; 

of tasta and laudable pride, I sec uo good tiia 

can conje of it. 

God docs uot inflict a religion of penance on 

«s. Ours is a religion of freedom, of faith where- 
in Christ has interposed His precious blood for 
us. He was crucified for us and how erroneous 
the doctriue that we must be eruciSed too, as some 
ignorant people maintain. One had as wel! be 
out of the world as to be in it and dare uot enjoy 
its pleasures. Far be it from God to restraia His 
children thus, and give them all to wicked sinners. 

As to tha fashions, amasemeats &a. I caunot 
conceive how they aifcct our faith, merely outward 
and innocent, they serve to exhibit our taste, and 
preserve us from that odium and reproach which 
falls on those who are so stupid as to think that 
the goriptures forbid these tilings. It is too pro- 
voking to hear them talk and preach. To let 
them predominate we would have a droll world 
sure. Nothing but self-denial, non-con formity to 
the world, a contemning of its pleasures suits 
their inclinations. They forbid dancing when 
David commanded us to "praise God in the dance,'' 
and theatres, and ciiHjus shows, and billiards, and 
cards, when Baptists, and ^ilethodists, and Pres- 
byterians, and Episcopalians, and Lutherans, and 
pll, including the whole orthodox family, are 
known of all the world to patronize and endorse 
these amusements. How often have I seen a 
I-'resbyterian and Lutheran minister sit down af- 
tor a hard days olerieal servieo, and relax their 
ihinds over a pleasant game of chess or cards or 
billiards. And how gracefully our minister 

Are all these holy men on the road to perdi- 
tion ? Arc they workers of iniquity, and unknown 
and condemned of the Lord? A miserable doc- 
trine that, that nobody will be saved but those 
who eschew these things. To the pare all thingsarc 
pure, and the minister is to be the ensanipie of the 
ilock. It follows then, that being purilied by 
iaith, and following tlio ciiamplo of our shep- 
herd, I can with purfoot safety enjoy all tljcsc de- 
lights, and at last enjoy heaven. 

H*iy the L-ard enlighterv them, that they may; 

'i!2sc to revile and trouble us, and conae over to 
)ur company, and unite and patronize wilii us, 
that universal peace and harmony may prevail. 


In these soliloquies the first is of one who is 
converged by tlie vvoi'd and tlio spirit, from the 
world the flesh and the devil, recognizes the re- 
vealed truth tliat tc love God and serve Him v/e 
must eonie out from the world and abstain from all 
its lusts and vanities, the Insts of the ilesh,the lusts 
of the eye aad of the pride of life, these defilins* 
our minds and consciences. And also consider it 
necessary to keep the body under subjection, and 
crucify the world unto us and us to the world. 

In a word, makes the scriptures the rule of faith 
and practice, and accepts it throughout as essen- 
tial to aslvation. 

The second is one v,"ho has obeyed the voice of 
a spirit and made a profession of religion, and 
joined one of those numerous societies, called 
churches. She unfortunately represents a very 
large class, and betrays an evident want of con- 
version, and of the influence and control of God's 
spirit, contemning the basiiof salvation (man's 
total depravity) and deriding the iastruction and 
example of the Apostles, the practice and instruc- 
tion of the hireling is honored and prefercd in- 
stead, and the resolution is avowed to indulge in 
the vanities of a corrupt world, and concludes \v-itli 
an invocation in behulf of those who deny them- 
selves, and take up their crors and follow Jesus, 
to fellowship with them and cry peace, peace 
when there is no peace. D. C. Moo.maw, 


Sinners, are you yet uucoKcerncd of the neces- 
sity of repentance and of faith in Christ? ^^"hat 
is it that you stumble at now? I see what it is, 
you are too proud. Tlie cross is an ufl'ense to yon, 
you oauuQt stoop so low to take it up, you v.ill 
not suffer your carnal conceits to be saci-iliced up- 
on such a tree, you will risk some other experi- 
ment, you will wait awhile and see what the fu- 
ture produces. You will try and manufacture 
eomc nice littli ark of your own to escape to, if a 



■siorm Khoulcl avisc and u flood should codic. "ion , cusing consoicnce Tvilliin you, an angry God above 
will get up to the top of some of your own mouu- iygu^ .-^^^ appalling jiKigment before you,and the ark 
taiuf?, or to the high tower oi' your own babels, of salvation appearing, dow to aggravate your 
and if not from the bablc tops of your own good I misery,, and lost, lost forever to your view, such 1 
>vorks, surely from the niagnificcnt peak of some j g^^y j^ certain to be your cud if you will not re- 
raoral ararat, you will liave the good fortune to i pg^j; j^,,^ believe^ and abide in Christ. J.cave oft' 
escape the tciTors of the Lord, and if -this should | jj^j^ ^yQj.j^ t.o the lajst^ let the waters of Jordan be- 
fail you think you have time enough as a last re- | ,^-^^ ^^ j.;,.p^ andict the mental, the spiritual storm 
f^ort, to Jloe unto, and experiment upon Jesus, and ! ^.^^^ ^.^^ i^^^^ ^^ ^..^„^^ .^^^j ^.q^. ^^.jj^ ^^^j_ j^ ..j_ 

then all will be well. So thought the antcdilu 
vians, regarding Xoah's predictions as madness. 
They resisted his ministry till the flood came, and 
then they arose and ran to the ark, but the door 
was shut. 

Brethren, realize the position and looks of the 
very last survivor of tlic antediluvians. Misera- 
ble being, he had seen the ark building and had 
joined in ridiculing' the prophet of the Lord ; he 
HOW remembers what Xoah had predicted — that a 
iloodvrould come upon the earth, but a late mem- 
ory is woi-ec that a total oblivion, and was 

most certain too late to pray for an interest in Je- 
sus, who is '• as an hiding place from the wind 
and'a covert from the tempest."' 

AYhaf; a poor desolate wretch you v,il! be i\icn,. 
surrounded, it may be, by no christian friends,, 
and ineayxible of deriving ihc slightest advantage 
even from the whole appliances ol" the gospel of 
God. Yen will, perhaps, in these circumstances, 
make a last effort to reach the ark, Christ Jesus, 
whom you at present despise, but it will be in 
vain. That door is shut, and be shut against 

with him, it was too late. Ho must fiee now to j you, so must also be the door of heaven. Ararat's 
fhe mountain for the waters are rising. He hies peak was, and only could be, reached by Koah iia 
iiim away to the hills— safety is not there, the tiic ark, and you shall never dwell an the heights 
waters are still rising — lie reaches the summit of of Mount Zion unless you go thither in Christ Je- 
the loftiest mountain near him, and lie alone ! sus. Bcliold, now is the accepted time, now is the 
reaches it, every v,-ickcd man except himself has j day of salvation. A. J. Cokkeli... 
perished ; he looks around — all is water into a | <..* 

fearful tempest .tofised, but dreadful the eyes of an 
angry Go<l are fixed upon from every cloud : 
he has .•=:ecn wile, children and friends sink in the 
deep ; he hoard the gurgling souvids, the dread 
rerpiiem of his race ; he now occupies the last spot 
of the drowning earth ; hope whispers to him that 
possibly the waters may not reach him ; his eyes 
are fixed on the angry waters that roar around 
him. JvO, the waters rise and rise, and n-ow he is 
enveloped in the foaming sj^ray. "Wiiile easting 
bis last look e-vor the Avaiers he sees the ark. Be- 
hold that wondroiis ark e:rnes erect and safe — it 
aicars the man — it may come so near that 


I'jf Oic rilgriitu 


Much has been said and written on this sub- 
ject. Some are in favor of education, -while oth- 
ers oppose it. Let us for a while examine the 
subject. By examination of it, through the most 
reliable records, vi'e find an ansAver. AVg will 
notice the condition of two diiferent classes of 
mankind, that is, the educated and uneducated. nations which have a regular system of 
Xoah may hear and admit — it didajiproach him, ■ education, are the most powerful and peaceable 
but the next swetiing surge carried it far out of , nations on earth. Those nations that have no sys- 
his reach, and in a moment engnlphcd him in its j tem of education arc the weakest, and not onir 
angry wave. Ebb now ye mighty waters, for the ' ^j,^ .veakest, but also the most and 

Lord God omniiiotent has triumpjied : vour work ^ . i t i l i r ■ i .1 • 1 

,.,,,, , . - , • barbarous, i^ook at ^Vinca and others m her 

IS accomplished ; the Lord i.s avenged. ,. . ,,,, , , , 

.. • ■' 1 • • £i- . 1 1 • I : condition. Ine peoiile bow down io jma-ffes 

.Scorner, m ti;e de.?pairinn: chores and ultimate ^ ^ *= 

do^fruciion of the lust antediluvian man, you may i ^^'^^'^'■' ^^" ^"^"^ "'-''^ devices, and worship jiature: 

see depicted what, in n niunil and religious .^cnse,- 1 i"st'-"'il of nature's God. And not only this, but 

is certain to be \our clo^ri'ie' struf'tiies, with an ar- [ also nvc Ixirbartuw. ■killinL;: and fivtlnu' eacli 


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i.nlicr, and arc cruel to their Avives uikI cliiklrcn, 
usintj them as shivcs. On the other hand, look 
at the United Stiite?, and 5oniG other educated na- 
tions. Wc 6CS the elements of peace and happi- 
ness predominating. Men are social aiid kind to 
each other, kind and polite to their ■'.vivea and 
children, using them as valuable gifts from him 
■vvho is the donor of all good. They take the Bi- 
ble for their .standard of conduct, and worship the 
creator of all things. But there arc eoni'; in our 
midst that arc opposed to cdLlcatioii, v>'ho say that 
educated men were the cause of the late rebellion 
in the United States. This is an assertion that 
cannot be ])rovcu by the truth. Ivet me here nialic 
a statcnia:it that can b3 established by the truth. 
The cause of the late rebellion was ambition, 
slavery and ignorance. Ambitious men at the 
iSouth savv that the representative power at the 
Nortliern States Was rapidly increasing, and that 
sooner or later the Southern rcpraseiituiion Arould 
bo in the minority. To avoid tiie effects 'of this 
Vosiilt, they prccipslted'the Southern 'States into 
rebellion against the best civil government in -ex- 
istence. In this they had a two-foid purpose in 
view, that is the establishment of a separate gov- 
ernment in the South, and the extension and per- 
petuation of slavery. From time immemorial the 
Soutiiern aristocracy was opposed to educating the 
blacks and the poof white populatiou. Had the 
people throughout the South been as well edu- 
cated as tlicy arc iii the Northern States, or even 
us well as they arc in East Tennessee, .they w'ould 
not have bccii duped by ])olitical deuiagojucs — 
hence would not have followed those evil design- 
ing men into war against their brethren at the 
.North. - • ■ 

So we sec that the luck of generaleducatiori gave 
political tricksters the power to lead tlie ignor- 
ant 'population headlong and Blindly into one 
grand and great vortex of r'lfin.' The effects of 
\yhicli wc will feel for many years to come. 

Agaiii those who arc opposed, to education .say 
it makes people proud. This is another assertion i 
that cannot be proven from a stand point of g'ood 
rcaniMi. 'I'll!' dex'il is the aullujr ot' pi-ide, and 
rii'iiMlr-t- ll tnr';'U':ili tin.' fhil'lrcu of 'Ai-rvbedicn'-'c 

by operating upon their widkcd hearts. 

It is true there arc dangers attending those in' 
the pursuit of education, Vmt there are infinitely 
greater dangers attending those w'ho are content to 
live and die in ignorances Such are liable to be 
led Unawares itito many errors from which they 
cannot extricate themselves. On the other iiand, 
thej' who have a good education can judge and acfi 
for themselves, and arciiot bouijd by the shackles 
of iguorancfc tiud Oi'rof. 

Were wc restored to the ancient paradise in full 
fellowship comiiiuuiou with God as our first pa- 
rents Avefu, there v.'ould be no necessity of edu- 
cating dnd trying to ameliorate our coTjdition.— • 
But our education would come to us direct from' 
the Almighty, and our condition would be com- 
plete happiae.-oi 

Through the fall of man we arc placed a great 
distance from God, and he Avorks by njcans to draw 
us back to him — heuccwe must educate, and learn 
to know his will. Do not understand mu to mean 
that we mustgct a little book knowdcdge and then 
turn Fop. But let your education he the study 
and practice of the saying? and M'ritings of tht! 
most eminent and pious persons of which wc have 
any record. _ Let it be the study of nature and 
true scienije — having nothing in view but the 
glory of God and the advancement of his cause m 
the hearts of the children of men, 

Tlferc is another feature I would notice in tlic' 
two classes mentioned in tlie begiuuing of this ar^ 
tide, that is in proportion as education becomes gen- 
eral, crime diminishes. It is very true some edu- 
cated men turn out bad ; but look for a moment 
in our prisons and ask the prisoners to give an ac- 
count of their e.irly life, and yoit will irnd that 
most of them wore allowed to grow up' in ignorance 
and vice. Their parents ot guardians took no 
interest in educating their cluldrcn, but allowed 
those under tlieir care to grow ii^) in ignoranco 
and crime — hence the fi;tal results. 

O, parents, you who jiavc the care of children,' 
look to your interest and the interest and \velfaro 
of your offspring. Bring them up in the nurture 
and admonition of the Lord, b_v placing in their 
reach means of instruction, and educate them ui 
the o'ood and right wav. Then when thev grow 
up thoy will rise- and call you blessed. But if. 
you neglect their proper educ.ttion, they will curso' 
you for your neglect of duty toward them. 

Kind PiLtlR-lM reader.?, think of these things,- 
and prepare to 'give a good account of your steward- 
ship. Get wi.sdom and with all thy getting geti 
undorstahcrmg. For God will bring all thiugis 
into iudgmcnt whetlior tliey be good or evil. 

.bi!;r. S;iKKFV; 

Jonr^/'oro, Tcnr;',- 


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Uptok, Penn' 
January 20th 


Inasmuch as you request me, in your letter, to 
jnfo'ni you in regard to certain things, I will say 
that if I know myself, it has been through a spirit 
of love to the soul that has prompted mc to reply 
to 3'our letter. You say you believe in a religion 
that is soul-satisfying — tiiat man can kno\y for 
liimsclf and not another. 

Where we have the word religion, as given by 
the aposllc James, 1 : 37, we find that the ger- 
luan language makes it plais, (hat it is cerviug 
God. I wan4 you prayerfully to remember the 
language of the Savior as given by Luke, 6 ch., 
46 v., " and wliy call ye me Lord, Lord, and do 
not the things which I say." Read the remaining 
part of the chapter, aud draw your own conclusion, 
to sec if your building may not bo something like 
the man there spoken of, that undertook to erect 
a building without a foundation, and remember 
at the same time that all such buildings are going 
finally to iltll, and great vrill be the fall. And 
'also that wc read in Proverbs 14: 12, "there is 
a way which sccmeth right unto a man, but the 
end thereof are the ways of death." 

I have done as you requested of me to seriously 
consider, and the more I consider thft more I pity 
such that make light of any of the commandments, 
as seems very clear to any one who reads your let- 
ter, that you seem greatly to under-value the com- 
mandments of tlie Lord Jesus, and his holy ai)os- 
tlc3. And further, I will tell you upon the au- 
thority of God's word, that there is nothing going 
to give rest to the soul, or satisfy the soul except 
the yoke ot the Lord Jesus. Matt. 11 : 28, 29, 
30. '•' Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are 
heavy laden, aud I will give you rest. Take my 
yoke upon you, and learn of me ; for I am meek 
and lowly ; arwl ye shall. find rest unto your souls, 
for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." I 
want you here to notice, that there is no rest 
promised to the soul without taking upon our- 
-sclvas the yoke of the Lord Jesus, M-hich we can 
only do by doing all the commandments. It don't 
matter how good a man may feel, it is only a 
temporal, or partial rest, as here above given by 
the Saviour, until you take tip the yoke, and here 
1 have my fears thit thousands, yes, tens of thou- 
Kinda stop too soon, and may think they have re- 
Mgion. and aot iwovc to he that pure religion 

spoken of by the apostle James, and if not pure we 
will miss heaven. Vv"e must purify our Eonls in 
obeying the truth tlirough the spirit unto un- 
feigned love of the brethren. " See that ye love 
one another with pure heart, fervently, being born 
again not of corruptible seed, but of iucorrujjtible, 
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth 
forever."— 1st Peter, 1 : 22, 23. 

We may go about and try to establish our own 
righteousness^ but ray dear friend, I want to do 
my duty by telling you with candor, that anything 
short of the righteousness of God, will not make 
us blameless in his sight. " And they were botii 
righteous before God, walking in all the command- 
ments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." — 
Luke 1:6. " He that saith I know him, and 
keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the 
truth is not in him." — 1st epistle of John, 2, 4. — 
God forbid that any of us will be found to be liars, 
and the truth not in us, for all such will have 
their part in the lake that burncth with fire and 
brimstone. " For without aredogs,]and soreerei-s, 
and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, 
and v.'hosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Rev. 22 : 

It seems that my preaching on the day of old 
sister Holmans funeral, bad considerHble bearing 
on your mind. Would to God that it might have 
the desired effect upon you, as well as upon all 
others who make light of the M'ord of God. You 
seem to try to spiritualize the commandments out 
of existence. You say you are willing to hold 
your heart aud head under the oil press of God's 
saving power. It seems you have lost sight of 
where God's saving power is to be found. " For 
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is 
the power of God unto .^alvation to every one that 
believcth." Rom. 1:16. 

You also think the oil we use for anointing is 
impure. Be careful how you handle the word, 
lest you be found figljting against God. Remem- 
ber the voice that spake to Peter. " What God 
hath cleansed, that call not thou common or* un- 
clean." Acts 10: 15. God has cleansed his word, 
therefore, in the name of God, don't object to his 
word. You think the sick sluidd always be laised 
up from the bed of afBiction. James don't say bo, 
but he says, ''the Lord shall raise him up,-*"' wa 
understand if not from a bed of sickness, unto a 
higher ei-yoyment of happiness,' for we read,. 
•' bless.'id are they ^hat d^ Lis i^DiUiaaQdnients, that 

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they may have right to the tree of life, and may 
enter iu through the gates, into the city." Rev. 
22 : 4. 

All the commandments have a spiritual import, 
but we must observe them literally, in order tore- 
tvivethe spiritual benefit. Wiscn theSaviourspokc 
to Nicodemus in regard to being born of water 
and the spirit, and also in regard to tlie wind 
blowing, and then before clo.sing that subjwt says, 
"' if I have told yon eart,h!_y thing?, and ye believe 
not, how shall yc believe if 1 tell you of heavenly 
things." John 3:12. 

Uaptisra, the Lord's supper, feet-wa'ihing, the 
communion, the holy kiss, and anointing tlio sick 
with oil, are all things that we must do while here 
v;pon thii earth, in order to receive the beue-its 
of lieavcii. Remember, dear friends, that man 
livcth not by bread alone, but by every ■\\ord that 
proecedeth out of the mouth of God, and what 
God hath joined together, let not man put assun- 
der. Faith, repentance and baptism are counect- 
od, and we dare not put them assundcr. In this 
way we put on Christ, " for as many of you as have 
been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ," 
and this is the only way to put on Christ. 

I am astonished that some men suppose they 
Jiave been the followers of the lacek and lowly 
■Jesus, aud at the same time never became willin<r 
to put him on, even go so far as to receive nicm- 
Ijcrs into churcli fellowshij) — any way they 
please to come. "What an iuconsistcney, v.'hcn at 
the same time wc read, " One Lord, one faith, one 
baptism." Eph. 1 : 5. And also the great com- 
nnmion, "go ye therefore and toiich all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of tiic Fatlier, and of 
the Son, and of the Iloly Ghost." Now take no- 
tice, the teacher is to teach the word, and the ap- 
plicant must receive and obey; for instance, an 
applicant comes to me and I begin to ask him 
questions. Do you think baptism is essential to 
your soul salvation, and if it is, how do you want 
to be baptized ? Why, it seems to me tiiat almost 
any school boy should see the inconsistency. In 
this case the applicant would be the teacher. God 
Jiavc mercy on such poor teachers that don't kuoM' 
^vhat t(i toiich. 

You say that for your life you cannot under- 
etand the commaudmentd as we do. If vou arc 
really honest and sincere iu this matter, I pity 
3-ou very wuch, aud wo M-ill be engaged for you 
iu prAvcr, t'aat the Lord i-my oiicn vour eves and 

heart to see and olxsy his Avord, Bht we must bo 
honest men and women, that is, not haiidle this 
word deceitfully. When you say you don't £.id 
fault with your brethren that observe ffc'»'t-v.-asi;!i;p, 
t!u;n certainly you cannot And Janlt with us, as the 
body of Christ, for observing that humiliating 
command wdiich the Savior told Peter, " if I wash 
thee not, thou hast no part with me," aud this al- 
so shovvS clearly that there must be a fault in those 
that don't observe this holy institution of the 
Lord. As in fiuth, rej>entancc and baptism, so iu 
feet-washing, the Lord's, supjjcr, and the .con;- 
munion. They arc inseparably connected, also 
praying, singing and anointing. Examine care- 
fully and prayerfully these connections, though 
you must not pray God to reveal anything that 
diu'ers with his word. Remember that his v,"ord 
is his revealed will from heaven to us, his crea- 
tures here on earth. \\'c are taught to try th« 
spirits. "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but 
try the spirits whether they be of Go:].'"' Johu 
3:1. We have no other way to try the spirir, 
but by his word, and every spirit that don't agre<j 
with his M'ord, must be a spirit of error. 

You s-:em to find fault with us for not prcach-- 
iiig more to all nations. I think if you rightly' 
inform yourseii", we make as much clfoit as any 
other persuasion, and our councils arc advising' 
still to make mere eilbrt in that direction. You 
say that mother Holnian satisfied with her 
daughter ilargaret's religion, and she got her re- 
ligion among the United Brethren. Margaret is 
in the hands of God, as well as the old sister, her 
mother, an'l tliey both will receive a just reward 
for what they have done while here in the body, 
and therefore wc will not judge them, but lenvo 
them in the hands of a merciful God. But for us 
that are yet living, let 2i.< be careful that wc don't 
miss heaven. 

I cannot noticts all the points you have men- 
tioned in your letter, because it would not only 
require one sheet of paper, but many, and I must 
thereibrc come to a close after noticing a few more 

You want to kno\\- where I got religion, and 
how I felt. Now, in short, I Avill tell you that 1 
did not get it from the United Brethren, neither 
from the Dunkai-d Brethren, but from God, and 
more, I can t^dl you that I am still not yet done 
getting, but the more I am willing to do, by way 
of obedience, the more religion I will get, tvad 
thi; will be the w.'iy with yvu. '■■r n<ry other ;«"□. 

.:»rj:ijar«*ahi.' fk'V.'<r-*J'= 


T R K P I I. G R I .M= 



'J'o inoc-k any one is sinfii! in the sight of God', 

i}.iv} t 

iicro IS 

For the Pilgrim, 


ft ''curse''" prououucerl against 

liV J. S. FLOiiV. 

My dear liUlc children \vho rend ami Ijewr the 
I'li.HRiM read, here I ani again with i)Oii in haad 

t-imicrs, and a '•'great bear" y/i!I "tear" them if 
I they Jo not repent, Tliat great beast is Bataa 
{ that gocUi about seeking whom he may devour. 

Oil! thoji little readers of the Pilgrim do not bo 

guilty ofsneh bad act?, but hy every day to be 
' good and obedient to yonr parents and God, Ii* 

these days God docs not send beasts to tear bad 

to iiavc another social talk with yon. This time | children as lie did long time ago, but then He h 
I will tell yon a story about some bears and bad ;' angry with the wieked every day and there is a 
ehildi'cn. it is a sad st-^ry, but it is true, and ' (hy of Jadgprnent coming, and a day coming whew 
you all may learn, as i hope you will, a good les- ! all' they that live and die as evil persons will come 
froa irom lu ibrlli unco tlici'esurrectipn of condemnation. But 

It happened a great many years ago in a 'land : they that do good and Jove the Lord Jesus Christ 
lar from this. In that laud there Averc some very „-iii come forth unto the resurrection of efenwi 
good people that loved God and were servants jife. Jiay- you all, little ones, be of that number 
tuid prophets of the great God of heaven. One of qu -.vhom'the dear Saviour will smile in this life 
those humble and holy men was once going along ; ^,^1 the life to come, is my prayer. Sa farewell 

for this time, hope to have another talk wiih you 

the \A'ay after having done some good deeds in the 
name of the Lord, and as he- went ou his way, 
^^ome bad children came out of a city near by and 
in a rude manner made fun of him, or mocked 
liim. 1 think this good man had a bald head 
just as some of our good old fath.ers have these 

by and b}-. 
2nd chapter. 

Eor jiroof of the above see 2nd Kings 

W^VJ;ET Axs'H'Eii.-A little boy and girl, each 
probably five years old, were by the roadside.- 

days. Now these bad children in mocking this ' As we came up, the boy became angry at some- 

:^500il man said, "go up thou bald head I go up 
thou bald head!'' ,\s ' v,'e vronld suppose, this 

: ijrjghtencd instantly. The sobs v/ere husiied, and 
she said: "Yv^ell, if you a^'C sorry, it didn't hurii 
There came ont of the woods ' mc." 


thing, and struck his playmate a sharp blOv/ on 
the cheek, vidicrcupon she sat down and began to 
good man could not bless such children, or ask the I cry piteously. The boy stood looking on sullenly 
.'Lord to bless them, because God himself was an- j for a minute, and then said :"I didn't mean (o liurC 
gry -with such bad little children, and pronounced I you Katie; I am sorry." The little rosy face 
A-curse on then: 
■ And what did happen to fhcm do you tliink? 

1 will tell you. 
iico great bears and tore the children that had 
mocked the good man. There Mas .as ]>«uiy as 

forty-two children tbst was thus torn by the bears. ; "That's it, little folks, do things- (fui^d^', dc- 
Was not that a sad afiair'^ Just think how,, no ■ things well. Hurry up !" 

doubt, the parents of those children, were made to ' "Work well done is twice done." Never mi| 
wcepover the fate of the children that had acted ! «P i^nngi^, tlo one thing at a time; begin oi| 
sobadlv. Those were little children that acted I thing and finish one thing— make ck-au work 
fo. and'voit see God was not pleased with them. I you go, A job slighted, because it is apparently 
Now little children vcJu must remember that the ' itnimportant, leads to hiibitual neglect, so that m€ 
same God that looked down on those bad children I degenerate, insensibly, into bad workmen. N|^ 
at that time, i.s the same (.lod that is looking doAvn ; °"^ ^^'^^ 1>°P« ^o .nse above his present situatioi 
, ,. ,. , , • I .1 ^ • who suffers small tluHgs to pass by unimprovccJM 

on you, and as lie was displeased w^th their sms, ^^^. ,^.,^ _ ,,,.^]r.,.i^ metaphorically speaking, to pief 
He will be disple-ised Avit-h you It you do v^roi.g. ,j, .^ ^.^^^^ because it is not a dollar.-(7"A/m<i 
Take warning from the fate of those children and ! j-yf^,;,/ 

do not mock old people, ov in any wa}- speak dis- ' ♦.♦ 

re.=>pcctful]y of lliciif,- or of any one that may be A^'HATSorvF.i; wc best6w, let it' be givcii will; 
poorly dressed, or cl' ^-tvanjjcrs that may l.ic p;'>s- a chcei-fiil countenance; a man must not gi\'c wit', 
in^- ifloii'-'- ■ his hami and dcm' \\ilhhis heart. 




T L G R I M. 


It was our liappy privilege, on the evening oi 

tlic 2Sth of January, to meet with t!ic members of 

thfs cluird), witii a goodly number of otlicrs, for 

the solemn worship of God, Having commenced 

a series of jueoiing two Jays earlier, the interest by 

this time had become pretty general, and quite a 

pleasant waiting on the Lord was tlie order of tlie 
oi' tiiG evennig. After the serviec« the ministerial 
ibrcc, which consisted of Samuel Longcnecker, 
Adam Beaver, from the Buffalo chureh, John V>'. 
Brumbaugh and Joa. , Snowberger, from Clover 
€reek, were eonve} ed to the house of our esteemed 
brother, Wm. Howe. There ^ve had a jileasant 
and profitable time together, until the next day, 
(Sabbath,) at 10, when we met again for wor- 
lip, iu their pleasant and comfortable meeting- ^^owe and Archy A'andykc, as its elder Ministers, 

' large and interesting, after which we visited sev- 
eral sisters, Mhose husbands are yet out of the fold, 
but wc hope that the time is not fir distant 
^^ hen they will go in and iind pasture. 

Tuesday eveaing closed the meeting for the 
present with much solemnity. Saints rejoicing: 
in the blessed liope for the grace that will be- 
brought at the revelation of Jesus Chiist. Sinner 
regreting their alienation from Christ, and mours- 
ing for -want of this ecmforting hope. On the- 
whole tlie meeting was a scene of pleasure to t-.s,, 
and v,-e hope of profit to .-jII. 

The church commands our liigliest estimation, 
having had an early acquaintance with its mem-- 
bcrship, wc have learned to love them dearly, an 
a part of our common brotherhood, therefore it i;T 
one o'f the places we love to labor and worship.— - 
With bro. Jacob Mohler for its Elder and A\'irr.- 


From the commencement there were two meet- ^ 

iug each day until the close, but on ?iIonday cv- ^^0'"^ '■" Middle P;: 
I'uuig a very common error ^vas committed, which 
wc will here notice. Some of the ministers upon 

with their assistauts,^this church to gu- 
fonvard and become one of the strong holds of tha 

G. B. 

After a hard day's labor in reading letters 

M-hosc labors nmeh depended, and to whom doubt- i i''"^'i''"''"8' ';^^-' ''"^' i-cading proof; wc set us dowiv 

less many looked for the " bread of life," L'egan to 

to have a little read. 

Happening to get our handsr 

look homcM-ard, nor did they cea<e to look unlil I ^'^ '''''' ' -'^'Joma^^ s books, wc opened ou liis 

they determined to go, and consequently short I ^''""''^'"l^^ " 'f^'"^ Xeeessity, Nature and Evidencesf 
farewell aoldresses closed tlie exorcises of IMonday ' ""^'''^ ^''''"' '^^''''^^'■" 
evening, which came like a shower of rain on (he 

burning llarac to those who remained, and to the 
outire congregation; It is true thfy may attaclito 
ourselves somc'pleasant reflections, and feelings of 
regard and respect, but what do th(w do for^the 
sinner for whom wc ought to laboi- ? Do thcN- not 
cast a gloom over his pind, and lea\-e his hunger- 
ing and thirsting soul disappointed in the very 
midst of his hopeful expccUitions '.' AVc have ou- 
]y to appeal to our own human nature to decide 
(he above questions, but in spite of these dead- 
ening itiiiuences, one penitent sinner caulc forward 
witli the determination to enter into (he fuld of 
( 'hi-ist, and to cat and drink witit the lambs of his., 
flock, while othci-s doubtless ^^-ere al 

Much hi^s been said ami written on this sub- 
ject, and yet few fully comprehend it. AVe would 
say to those who wish to get light on regeneration, 
semi foi- this book, as the information gix-en ou- 
this subject alone, is Nvorth the price of the book,- 
It also treats on baiitisni, the Lord's supper an.l 
uon-rc^istance; W'c arc authorized by bro. Moo- 
maw to say that lie having sold a suflicicnt mim- 
bei of Ills books to justify :i reduction (rf" the price, 
they arc now offered to the Bi-ethrcfr and oth- 
ers at 50 cents per copy, poi-t-paid, or fo'r six sub- 
scribers and -$7,A0, one c-opy free. M'c h.ave n 
good supply on hand, and can suppl\- all who mky 
M'ish to read this interesting work. Agents wifl 
be suppjicd by' the author, B. F, Moom'^w, Boa- 

almost per- i , Vv-- ,■'*,,. ■" "' 

suadcd to do the SLiinn. ' "'''■'''''' * '^v ^"^ ?i"*,oO jjcr dozen,..po.-t-paid. 

^ >'. ua. taiucf I A niir.i;M man coiiccalcth kuowlcdrn. 


T HE P 1 L G K I Ikl , 


Accident, Mu. 

Dear FUcirim : You are a regular and welcome 
^■isitor 10 our faniily, bringing lis weekly, good 
nev,-3 and wholesome doctrue from the word of 
God, and the saiiits. 

Binco I did not get to mcotlng to day I will coi 
b« idlci 

While reading the Stlichap of :^Iat, 24,25 verges 
a thoiight, was presented to niy mind. ''Lord 
save urwe perish." Thetc words were spoken while 
die Lord was yet with his disciples. If the dis- 
ciples felt fear while in the personal presence of 
Jesus, have we not cause to fear that we may also 
be in danger of perishing? 

Brethren and sisters, let us examine our con- 
dition, and sec how often wc are in danger, not of 
the storms and tempest at sea, that might only 
destroy this life, but of the spiritual enemy, the 
devil who seeks to destroy the soul. 

Over eighteen centuries ago our Saviour ascen- 
ded to His Father, but not without leaving as a 
comforter— the Holy Ghost. The promise was, 
"Lo, I will be with you alway, even to the end 
of the world." This'is truly a great consolation to 
believers in Christ, but he also said, "Watch and 
pray lest ye fall into temptation." We may pass 
through, or see many dangers without being 
iiarmed if we are only faithful— if wc look to the 
author- and finisher of our faith, as did Bunyan 
■while in the "Slough of Despond"— the deliverer 

will surely come. 

A few words to the unconverted. By nature 
you are prone to evil— to wander away from God, 
and the probability is that you look to the future 
as a time freighted with pleasure and the vain 
things of this world, but allow n;6 to apprise you 
of tlie fact, that as soon as yon gratify your evil 
proi>ensities, and pursue the tendencies of carnal 
dlssination and vanity, you are on she- broad road 
f{>okeD of in Mat. 7. which finally ends in eter- 
nal perdition, or death. 

Yon are conscious that your life here on earth 
is transitory— that you must die, and that you 
ought to repci«> but contemplate death :i3 yet re- 
xQ^te, and consequently defer repentanoe, peraiat 
in open rebellion against God, and thus travel on 
the broad road that leads to death. And now 
dear sinner will yoircoutiuue to sow to the &e.^K 
i.iEdrcapcorraptiou? I know you wcdd net if 

you could se-e the danger, or be c-onvinced of the 
truth. Christ says; "My word is truth. "Then 
sow ro longer to She fltsh. If you do you will 
reap destruction, but sow to the spirit, that yoa 

! may reap life cverlastnig. That ynu may do this 

' speedily is my pri\ycr. 



1 beseech you therefore, brethren, by the merdes of God 
th;il > c present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy accepU- 
ble unto God, Y,'hich is your reasonable service. 

.ind bo not conformed to this world, but be ye traus-. 
formed bv the rene\viug of your mind, that ye may prove 
^vhat is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. 
Rom. 12 : 1, 3. 

Dear brethren and sisters, the above i3 a sub- 
ject of great importance, and for ottr sincere and 
prayerful sonsideration, in our holy religion, a.s 
the'apostle has, according to my understanding, 
something in view that can be seen, when he says, 
"That ve present your bodies a living sacriace," 
This means that our bodies must become dead to 
tresspas.^^e.-? and sin. ^^ 

" And be not conformed to thi."^ world " This 
I understand, means that the true followers of Je- 
sns will not adorn their bodies with proud and 
tiselcES adornings which are B&t for .usefulness nor 
comfort, vvhere"of this world has much ; such as^ 
plaiting of the hair, and wearing of gold, or of 
puteing on apparel. T^iese are things that I 
greatly fear, dear bretiiren and sisters, we 
avc not as much concerned about as we should be 
to av«d tbem. For instance, when the shi^^ 
repents and believes the gospel, and is received 
into church fellowship, le promisee to renounce the 
sinful pleasures of this world ofwhich there is ma- 
ny, whereof pride is a very partisular one, and is 
aVery "-veat hindrance to prove Christianity, bemg - 
athing°that is everywhere, and to be admitted- 
nowhere when it is particuli^riscd, as the general 
response is; this or that is not wrong and will do 
no harm, and thus, my dear brethren and sisters, . 
matters go that it cd^ten happens that many of you 
arc no4 known as such, (unless known by the iace) 
and why ? For this very reason, that you do not 
yield vour bodies s, living sacrifice, as valiant sol- 
diers crthe cross, by sepcrating yourselves enough 
from the customs and fashions, that you speuu 
your ibrmer life in, when dead in trespass and sm 
But no^y vouare a soldior.of the 'Jrcss, aiad ^liX 


P I L G R I M. 


you be ashamed to uniform, or be arrayed as sue]), 
s'lowiiig to the world and your brethren v.'hich 
which kingdom you belong ? If you are, yoti are 
surely more timid Ihnn the soldiers of the king- 
flonj of this world, wh.o can easily be known by 
their unifo^rns, (unless they are spies.) And thus 
v,c nuderstand the apostle when he says, " be act 
'Conformed to this world, but bo ye transformed, 
by the renewing of your minds." But says one, 
you do not particularize ; well be it 50,.I would 
sooner leave that for others to do that arc tuore 
able and better qualified than I am, nevertheless, 
I venture to name some. A young sister who wae 
lately received into the church said, I wish I had 
never saw those furs which are no use to mc now. 
Some raay say that it is no harm to wear furs, 
another may say, there in no harm in wearing gold 
<;ar-ringg, or to have silk dresece on our bodies, or 
other costly or fine array, but says another, that is 
not right and I use none of t hem ; well dear sis- 
ter, let UB reason together. You have none- of 
these things on your body, but you may have 
things on that dear little son or daughter which 
jou would not we«r yowrself and so train that 
little heir of the kintrdom of heaven for tlie king- 
dora of the enemy of God and man, before it has 
any 1vD0\\ ledge to choose for itself, and tiicrcby 
condemning yourself by not bringing them up in 
the nurture and admonition of the Lord, before 
their minds become corrupted. Again, others 
may not be guilty of the foregoing practices, but 
are close observers and thereby see many nice 
things in the houses of the Canaanitcs who are 
etill in the land, who may have so many diflorcnt 
and gay colors in their nice and fine carpets, nic« 
and costSy furniture, and a great many nice pic- 
tures and likenesses and all fixe<l up for observa- 
tion to those who have a likiug to such things, 
f*o that it is hard to he seen that they arc trans- 
farmed by the renewing of their mirde, without 
putting them to the trouble to make it known by 
a form of words. But O, says one, this brother 
is too particular, these arc only little things, but 
remember the wise man Solomon says, " it is the 
little foxes that spoil the vines. 

And now my brethren and sisters the reason of 
ray writing is, we had a Bcrica of meetings at Lat- 
imore meetiug-house which commenced ou Friday 
evening b?f<jrc Christmas, and lasted til! ou t!ic 

evening of New Year day. Bros. D. P. Sayl^r 
and M, Bushman being the strange laboring 
brethren. The rc^mlt wan, some cwnscutcd to ecrv* 
the Lord, among which are two of our ov,-n chil- 
dren v.'ho now say thjy would like to read tho 
Pn,Gr:iM vi'ith other of the brcthvi=n»' nriagaxinc-t', 
as well as the Bible. brethren don't forget 
to read and study your bible .ns the fountain head 
of .".11 good. . J, r. Lehe'S-. 

LatiiVMrc, Fo. 

Bro Editors : — Your favor is rccieved'and will 
Ih! much pleased to recicve tlic Pilgrim on the 
proposed terms, but cannot do much until after I 
reach my new field of labor. Wlien I once get 
there I will do all I can for tho PjLCsr.iM, by in- 
troducing it, and contributitig for its columns. 

I will here say to all those who may wish to 
have any correspondence with me before the fii-st 
of March, that their letters must reach Komeo 
Tenn, by the 25th of Feb, at latest, a.? I will, no 
providential hindrance, leave Tenn. soon after 
tiikt date, for North Western Missouri. I do not 
know what my address will be, perhaps Forest 
rjity ?k[o, but I will give it through the PiLonrM 
after I get there. All that wish to hear from mo 
occasionally will do well to subscribe for it, as I 
intend to give an account of everything of inter- 
est on our way and after we arrive at our desti- 

I hope that all who wish to hear of our welfare 
will take the PiljGsiZU. In that way it will save 
me much private writing and expense. I will 
give, to the best of my judgement, advice fo all 
those who raay wish to emigrate west, cither to 
Iowa, Mi.ssouri, Nebraska or Kansas, .as the place 
to which I am going joins and Iowa, and 
only one county between it and Nebrnr-kn. 

My object is still to continue to labor for the 
welfare of souls. My desire is to do all the gocHl 
I can for the cause of Christ and my fellow man. 
as an instrument in tho hands of God. Without, 
the help of the Lord we can do nothing towards 
the salvation of souls, nor to our own edification, 
therefore God must have all the honor and glojy 
and praise, for the conversion of every sinner that 
comes to Jesus, aud we thank God his graco 
and mercy, which he 1)3.° shown to us, Ili-i un- 
profitable servants. 


lic-mc:', Tain, 

THE riLCiiMM. 

.Bro. Brumhauyh : I Lave becu a reader, of tlie i whorcad the PiLorvnt I vvould admoiiisli in mr 
.Fi'/jr-'iP, fur the past year, and 1 can shy, I kn.ow ' great Avcakn???, that ^vc should build one another 
jt6 \vortii. Ol'lcn in nuiiiiciiis oT sadncr^s wlicn I , up in iovc and to Io\'c the Tjord above ail things, 
feci weary ol'life, 1 talcc up the 7V/y/-/i/v and tiicre ' Sec the pious wordo iVom tiie lips of Jesus, wiien 
r«id of a country Jlir away, au'l ;i ( 'it}' -whose He said, "If ye keep my coraniandments ye shall 
builder and naaker is God. ] also find tlu'.t Jesus abide in jny love, even as I have kept my Fa- 
}i:is gone to set things iiinvdcr and lliat he will j ther's eommmandments and abide in his love, these 

come again to assist us across the durk watery of 
death and land us sulbly on the shores of eternal 

I find in the Pilgeim. tlie names ofn:any who 
ha\-e left the shores of time, have crossed the dark 
Maters of tribulation, pain and death, and are free 
from the pollutions of sin and the cares of life. 

They I'.avc entered in throngli the gates into 
the City. O what a consolation to lis, to know 
that they are gone, and to know that we are fol- 
lowing in the train, one after another, stepping 
across the dark portals of eternity, to receive tiic 
crown which is in reservation for every christian. 

Then onward men of heaven, those who are en- 
gaged in the race, there is no time to lose. 

• " Must I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of case, 
Whilst otlicrs fought to wiu tlio prize, 
And sailed throiigli bloody seas.'' 

While vrc ha/e strength to work, it is. our duty 
te be up and doing, not to lay in store riclieS for 
ihc body, to satisfy the lusts thereof, but lay up 
troas+ires in heaven for where our treasure is, there 
Avill our heart also bo. 

Samukl C. Bashoe. 

Whitc'siiJlc, JIo. 

things have I spoken unto you that my joy migh.t 
remain in you, and that your joy might be full," 

O my dear travelers to the bar of God, let us 
entertain that spirit of love in us, by tb.e help of 
the Lord, to obey His will as Jesus has left us an 
example, that when we come to die we can have a 
hope to be saved through His great mercies. 

To enter in that joyful bliss and many mansions 
in heaven above prepared for those that love Him. 
Therefore, let us love Plim who loved us first, is ' 
rny prayer, Chkistiax Xes?. 

Dear P^run.-— Vrelconie te our house. As I 
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family, I thought it my duty to give it some en- 
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5vordii of Jesus, Jly dear brethren and sisters j 

'SVest Tkdkpexdexce Oh., 1 
Jan. 23d, 1871. j" 

Dear Editors : — It is now one year since the 
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BOWMAN — In the Sandy congregation Cohimbiana Co., 
Oh., on the 23d day of Jan. 18Ti, of Consumption, sister. 
Catharine ISoavmax, wife of bro. Geo. M. Howmau, ' 
aged 67 3'ears, 11 mouth, and 18 days. 

■ Funeral services by brethren D. J. Peck, D. Byers, and 
L. Glass, from Rev. 14 : 13, 13, to a large and attentive 
audicn<5e. Her sulferiugs were borne witli remarkable 
christian fortitude. A few days before her death she call- 
ed for the lilds. of the ch«rch and was anointed in the name - 
of the Lord. She died as we have reason to believe in the 
full triumph of faith in her Redeemer. 

JoHj; A. Clement. 
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priety too, that it is good to get up early and | 

get out and breatli fresh air; but how is it 

Avhen you have the same good fresli air in vour 

I am astonislicd that some of our physicians \ chamber all the time ? This would be uucall- I 

have only been convinced during the time that \ ^^ f^,.^ p^cept on the part of exercising, which ' 

they had to lay out, when they were fallowing ! j^ j,;gj,]y requisite at all times, except immodi- 

the armies, that fresh open air was so indis- 1 ^^^]^, ^f^^^. ^^^^j^g ]^^^^.^^. ^^^^^^^_ 

pensibly neces.sary for good health, and only ! ^ . ^ . 

,,\ ^. , ,, ^. 1 ^., ^. ' One ])rominent feature is, we should have 

since that tune, have they practiced ventilation i 

full control of our own selves; not given to 

at night, when it is really the most needed in 

the sleeping chamber. The old adage runs : 

Early to bed, and early to, 

Makes a man healUiy, wealthy, and wise. 

In one way this is true enough, hut in an- 
other way there is not very much in it. I do 

incontinency or lewdness of any kind. Try ' 
and have a true, firm mind of your own, and^ be ' 
not pinned to other men's sleeves. Bo re^-ular 
in all your habits, regular to cat, regular to 
sleep, regular in exercise, avoiding the use of i 
tobacco and strong liquors, "universally u.'-ing j 

not think that some of our fore-fathers who 

had only a sheet hung, answering for a door, ! <^old water for both washing and drinking." 

and plenty of air coming in all around, would I ^- C -o 

have said so, for they had plenty of good air Aurora Borkalts — What Cause.'^. it? 
all the time. What more would they want?! — Many theories liave been propounded by 
This saying is only appropriate to those -who j scientitlc men for generations to account for 
sleep in close chambers, especially when the the display seen in the nortiiern skies, corn- 

room is small and more than one in, as the air 

will soon become so filthy and overloaded with 

putrefied matter, which is so deleterious to 

health, that often, in the morning, you will j phenomena to a highly ck'cti'ic condition of: 

feel rather dull, accompanied with more or'Iess ! the atmosphci'c. \\'p have published short | 

monly called "Northern lights." That which 
ha.s gained general favor of late years is known 
as the electrical thcorv ; this attributes the 

nausea, and your nervous system is weakened 
instead of being strengthened as it should be. 
Get out in the air, you will feel refreshed, and 
then it is that you can say, and that with pro- 

papers on the subject in the Jouknai,, Init 
may allude to the matter again in such a way 
as to furnish some practical iuforrnation.— 
,/-*/( rcn ological JonrnaL 

T II i: 1' I L G 11 1 M 

A ( '11 1 NluSl-: ( liT'rinCTlGX. 


; was stiil alive, when the TliOofll w as a])poalccl to 
'f bv a foreigner t« put an end to tlic "wretches sul- 
i feringSj aiul ]ic ir.iincdiatelv gave orders that vin- 

j egar s!)ou!u bo administered, wliich Isc expected 

The following account of a recent crucifiction , would produce ijnmcdiate death; but the result 
ill China, interesting bccanso of its rcsuaiblancc ' v\-as otherwise, and at sunset, when the cross was 
to those mentioned in scriptures, is by Mr. James | tnkon -v.ithiu the jail, two soldiere with stout 
Joiies, of Auioy, who wituesiicd the execution. j bamboos, broke both h's legs and then strangled 

"The victim ^vas a well known thief. On his ; him." 
trial before his judge, he refused to criminiitehim- '' Oh I my God wlicn v.iil thy blessed christiaid- 
idf, ahliough re])eatedly .scourged until his back \ ty cover tiie land, as the watcjs cover the deep? 
i\as raw. If a female witness fails in giving sat- | J-X f*- yvYJ.Kr;. 

jsfastorv evidence in account of iustiee, she is i — =»»— 

beaten "with a Icatiicr strap'the montlt.— I Terrible Eailway Accident Oil the Hu.dsOIl 

His wife desirous of sparing her husband, refused , 
t'l give ciidence, but after two or three appliea- I 
lions of the strap, her courage gave way. She j 
<x)nfcssed Jiis jjuiii, at the same time admitting ! 
that .two hundred tbllars of the money so derived i 
\v;i3 hidden in the sea near the beach. Officers ! 
were sent to seareii, and iinding the dollars in the i 
place indicated, thf, prisoaei' was sentenced to de- | 
capitation, deeiiuicl by the Chinese the most severe | 

Elver Railroad. 


PoronKZPSiE, Feb. T. — The follov.inir are the details of 
theterrible disaster which happened on the Hudson Kiver 
Bailvoad hist eyeiiing : 

An oi! train was hound south, and when passing New 
Hanihurg, an axle of the oil car Tjroke and dragged along 

<if punisliments, because they imagined that if a s the ground till it reached the drawbridge, when, striking 
man leaves this world minns of his membei-s, he ' (i,e timbers, it t!u-ew the car off its track and upon ilie up 
appears in the same condition m Ine oest. The i .^^k in ihe face of the second Pacific express. An attempx 
culprit Ujerctore prayed to be crucified, instead of | ^.^^ ^^^,^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^.^.^^ ^„j ^^^ ,„ ,.^^^ ^^^ ;, 
being beheaded. ' 

•The cross was of .the Latin form, the foot be- 
■iug inserted on a stout plank, and the criminal, 
standing on a board, had nails driven through his 
feet, his hands sti'etched and nailed to the cross- 
l>cam, liis legs was fastened to the cross with an 
iron chain, and his arms bound with cords, and on 
the. cord round his waist was inserted a piece of 
.wood; on which was written his name and oifense; 
'a fiinail piece on his right arm contained his sen- 
tence, namely, to remain on the cross dav and 
night until he died ; another on his left arm, had 
the name of the judge, with his titles and oiiices. 
The criminal was nailed to the cross inside the 
"Yamun, in the presence of the magistrate, and 
then carried by four coolies to one of the princi- 
pal thoroughfires leading from the city, where he 
was left during the day, but removed at night in- 
side the prison, for foar of his friends attem])ting 
jVO Sycufe hiiH, and again carried forth at daylight 
in chai'ge of two ccldiers. 

He was crucified at u<;cn on "Wodnoeday, and 
!Mr. 3qn% conversed witii him at fiy.e in the 

struck the oil car, and fragments of the oil car were shat- 
tered in crery direction and at cnce ignited, enveloping the 
entire e.xj)rcss train in flames. 

The express train wa s composed of a locomotive, caio 
baggage ear, one express car, end five or six sleeping cars. 
The locomotive was at ouce hraled into the river and the 
engineer killed, and the baggage and express cars were 
piled on top of the engine. At the same time the Chicago 
sleeping car was oae sheet of flame, and though desperate 
attempts were made to rescue. she passengers, it is said not 
one got out .ilive. Two of the other sleeping cars next to 
it were also wrapped in flames, but the passengers in them 
all got out safely, and then the bridge took fire. 

In less than ten minutes afterward ilie ;s'ii.oje structure 
fell, carrying with it the Chicago car, and buryicg it and 
its inmates out of sight under the water and" among 
the ruins of the loccmotive and express-cars 

This terrible result settled all doiibts as to the probability 
of rescuing any one, dead or alive, and then there was no- 
thing to do till daylight. 

The names of the killed thus far known are Simmons, 
the engineer ; Peter Tosburg, the conductor of the Chicar 
go car, and a brakesn'.an named Ehrine. It is also thought 
that the Itev. Dr. Deem.a, of the Church of the Stranger . 
of Kew York Citv. and his wife, are amoug the dead, as a 

-^. , - - . ,- , ■ , I gentleman stated that thcv occupied a berth in the Chicago 

cvenmg. He CCmpLsinod oi pain in the .chest, lea r. Charles Cossum, the conductor of the train, states 
and thirst." On " t'l'iur.?dav' he .^lept for some ' f'-a' there were sixty-five sleeping-car tickets, and that fif- 
■Kr.iitv! ,,-lin,, fV,o ^...^-='--n„ "l„;,l ,1,^ „;.\;„ +!,„' tv-two of them have found owners, indicating that but 
hour., when the cro^ wii? laid clp^n wujnn the , ^j^j^^^^^-'p^^^^j^^ ^^.^ ^i.,,^^^ ^j^^ passengers'sav, how- 

aii, composed. .No one w^ Ellgwed in ^^^apply ! fver, that the Chicago car contamcd twenty -five or thirty 
liim with food or drink, and durico'thc- dav there ' persons, and not one sot out alive. 

was quite a tair in front of the cro.«, people being i >"ew H.^iraeno. Feb. T. 11 A ^l.-Vp to this lime six- 
.. . J n ■•■ < 11 , teen bodies have, hern recovered, mcluams two children. 

attracted Irom a aisfanco, and the sweetmeat ijj^n thp i.„,.a;,v5 .^Tinbe for^^■alded to FoughkeepMc imme- 
j^L'iider,' d%"'-'ing a large trade. On Saturd-iv he '. diMtely, 

H. B. & GEO. BEUMBAUGH, Editors. 

oT. B. BEUMBAUGE & CO., PubUshers. 

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..-^"^^ JAMES CREEK, FEBRUARY 21. ^**^., 



' • Exercise lUysL'll" rather unto godliness. For bodily 
exercise proliteth little : but godliness is profitable unto all 
things, leaving promise of the life that now is, and of thai 
which is to come.''' — 1 Tim. 4 : 7, 8. 

Timothy, a young brotlier, ordained the first 
l)ishop of the church of Epliesians, liaving the 
care of souls committed to his cliarge, and living 
in an age of superstition, idolatr}-, and monvl cor- 
ruption, and Paul knowing that, " evil comnnini- 
(•ations corrupt good manners," is very solicitious 
for liim, and hence the instructions given him, 
how to behave himself in the house of the Lord, 
&c. Here he charges him to exorcise himself 
rather unto godliness. That tiic apostle alludes 
here to the gymnastic exercises among the Greeks, 
I think there is no douljt. These games or exer- 
cises consisted in running, wrestling, boxing, 
throwing the quoit, e^'c. To the three former the 
apostle alludes 1 Cor. 9 : 24, 27. All those who 
contended in these Avcnt through a long 
.state and series of painful preparations. Hear the 
cliar"-e criveii those who enter the list : " Do you 
wish to gain the prize at the Olympic games ? — 
Consider the requisite preparations, and the conse- j 
quonces. You must* observe a strict regimen ; 
must live on food which you dislike ; you must 
abstain from all delicacies ; must exercise your- 
self at tlie necessary and prescribed times, both in 
heat and in cold; you must drink nothing cool- 
ing; take no wine as formerly; in a word, you 
must put yourself under tlie direction oi !x pitgl- 
//.?/, as you would under these of a physician ; and 
afterward enter the list. Hear, you may yet get 
vour *rm broken, your foot put out of joint, be 

obliged to swallow moiithfiilis of dust, to receive, 
many stripes, and after all be conquered." — Clark. 

All these suffered much hardship in bodily ex- 
ercise in order to conquer, and yet were uncertain 
of victory ; and in case of victory, the crown was 
a corruptible one, made either of wild olive, lau- 
rel, parsley or pine leaves. These were all cor- 
ruptible, for they began to wither as soon as tliey 
^^■ere separated from the trees, or plucked out of 
the earth. In opposition to this the apostle says, 
])e contended for an incorruptible crown =—th'; 
heavenly inheritance. So Timothy is to exercise 
himself unto godliness, tiiat he might be prepared 
for tlie kingdom of licaven, and there receive a 
crown tliat fadeth not away. 

The bodily exercise in those gymnastic ex- 
ercises, so highly esteemed among the Greeks, 
are of but little jirofit ; they refer only to this li/r, 
for the applause of men, and are of little Avorth. 
So ill Christianity. All the bodily exercise by 
which some hope to merit heaven, is of little 
profit. The body must contribute its share in the. 
performance of all religious acts. In prayer, re~ 
pe'ntanee, baptism, feet- washing and the Lc/rd'.s 
supper, the communion of bread and wine, the 
holy kiss, fasting, alms giving, itc, all require a 
share of the bodily exercise. But this is not the 
bodily exercise which the apostle f^ays profifeth lil~ 
tie. It is the unnecessary of the body that 
is profitless. Among which may be classed tlt» 
building of costly edifices for the worship ^^' Goci, 
highly decorated pulpits, higli sounding orgaws, 
and well trained choir.9, ^\\ this, witb inany 
more like things, jilen-'jiflg to tlie eye, aud com- 
fortable to t!;e body as they may be, are ucverthe 


less unprofitable, being of, and ibr the body only. 
Mjloctious us the orgaus' soiuids mgy be to the 

promise." Tiio value of a promise is jndgeil Iiy 
the authority upon v.Iiicii it is made. Human 

music loving ear, it is not the breath of the Holy * promises are sometimes made upon authority en- 
Spirit that makes the sound, neither is it the mel- i tlrely ^vorthless. But Godliness lias its promises 
ody of the heart : tlie infidel can draw tho same based upon its autiiority, God hints^lt'. There are 
..sounds from tlie same instrunient the most pious ! in his -svord many evidences, a few of v.-hicli 

person can : it is impossible that the finger of the 
player touching the keys, and the. boy at the bel- 

>vi]l not be out of place here. " O, fear the Lord, 
ye his saints : for ihre is no M-ant to them that 

lows handle, can put the spirit of God in it. it; fear him. Tlie young lions do lack, and sufier 
;;■$ bodily, or mechanical exercise, and profits little, hunger : I)ut tlicy that seek the Lord, shall not 
And as the " most high dwelleth not iu temples , v.TCua any good thing." Psa. G4 : 9, 10. " For t!ic 
.*aade vritli hands ; as saitb the prophet, heaven is j Lord God is a sun and shield : the Lord will give 
my throne, and earth is my footstool ; Vidiat house 
would ye build me ? saith the Lord.'' — Acts 7 ; 
4-8.,. 45. This being true, it follows that the un- 
necessary, and extravagant c;fpenditurc of money j eration of the upright shall be bies.sed. "Wealth 
in building $50,000 or $100,000 meeting-houses i and riches shall be in his house." Liv. 112: 2, S. 
belongs to the unprofitable bodily exercise. Psalm 23 contains the comfortable assurance that 

his promises apply through life, death, and the 
resurrection. For the New Testament promises, sco 
Matt. 6 : 33; IP : 29 ; Mark 10 : 30; and Ro- 

grace and glory : no good thing will he witlihold 
from them that v,-alk uprightly." Psa. 84: 11. 
"His seed shall be miglity upon earth : the gcn- 

" But godliness is profitable unto all things." 
■ <^iodliness : tole Godlike. Christian: io -be ChriM 
like, lleligious : to be bound to God. To ba in 
iniion and connection with God, are terms v.hich | mans S : 38 
mean the same thing, namely 

the life lii'ed striet- 
~\j a<:cording to the revealed word of God. To 
))elieve that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; and 
that his v^'ord, the Gospel, is the riower of God -un- 
to salvation to all them that believe it. To wor- 
ship God in spirit and in truth. To love him with 
all the heart, v/ith all the soid, with all the mind^ 
and v.iih all the strength, and our neighbor as 
.ourselves. Being born again, not of corru])tible 
.seed,. ;but of incorruptible, by the v/ord of God 
which livflh hnd abidetli forever ; being born of 
v.ater and of the spirit. Xot being unecjually 
A'oked together with unbelievers, but coming out 
from among them, not so much as to touch the' 
unclean. thing. Puritying tlie soul in obeying the 
iruth through the spirit \mto unfeigned love for 

Dear reader, these are some of the promises of 
God to those M'bo serve him, and is MJiat renders 
his service, godliness, j't'ofitaoic unto all things.— 
Profitable unto a married, and unmarried life; 
none can safely risk the uncertainties of life wltli- 
ont having the promise of God with them. Xone 
can be a husband, a father, a v.dfc, a mother in the 
sense God willed them to be icithout it. It 
is profitable unto all things, and so is it profitable 
unto all classes of men and women. It is profita- 
ble unto the farmer, the mechanic, and the pro- 
fessional man, to the children, tl;e house-servant, 
and the kitehcn-pjaid. All, all should have it, 
and all ought to be labored with to obtain it, for 
God wills that all should enjoy all its promised 
blessings, hence Jesus says, "Go into all the 

the brethren, loving one another with a pure j world, and preach the Gospel to every creatiu-e. 

heart, fervently, and not being conformed to this 

world, but be transforined by the renewing of the 

Brethren, rest not upon your ores six days and 
seven nights in each week. Your time is too 
short and precious to trifle thus away. Soids are 
Dear readers, those are some, of the evideu<'es of 1 pcrislur.g for the want of the true knowledge of 


"godliness, which is jirofitable unto all things," 
■because it, " Isaving the promise of the life that 
v.\i\ of that wiiicli is to come." 

jfiOW IS, 



i). P. ISaylkr. 

Tlie completeness of mutual confidence is t'.ie 
chief element of love. 

T U 

I L G E I J\I . 

For Iht nigi-im. 


{'or tho Kingdom of God ic uot mr,-»l r.Md cirink. Iiul 
yighK-oiisucg.s, and peace, and joy in Ihe lloly Ghoet. Rom, 
tUHptcr 14, vci-sc 17. 

These words can be found in Paul's epistle to 
the Romans, as indicated above. Who fousided the 
churcli at Rome, cannot now be determined. ^Yc 
have no evidence that Paul did, but rather have 
evidence that he did not. This will be percej)!!- 
ble by an explanation of the Isfc -chapter of this 
rpistlo and at verse 13, where he rather apologizes 
that lie had not been there, and assigns hindran- 
ces of pome kind. 

Neither can wc suppose that (as is the opinion 

wf some) Peter founded it. Especially if we arc 

reipiired to believe that Peter was invested with 

all the power of modern po])cs. Sliould that have 

been the case, Paul would not dared to have 

ignored the presence of Peter. Again, had Peter 

really been noiic No. 1, invested with ail the power 

and'dignity of modern popes, he would not have 

vioignod himself to consult Paul, nor ifroidd he 

have permitted his people to have consulted him 

U'pc-n any subject whatever. AVe may as well 

then give up the investigation as to who was the 

founder of the church at Rome — for it will be 

fruitless, nor is it important to know for our 

present purposes. 

It is however plain that Paul was consulted by 

fTie churcli with regard to some matters pertain- 
ing to the church at Rome. At the time, said 
fhurch was made up of both Jews and Gentiles. 
AV'hatever'elsc may bc°said of the Jews they never 
were idolaters as a nation, whilst the Gentiles 
were, and as such they had many feasts in hon- 
or of their numerous gods, which was a tax upon 
their time and purse. ' 

Some of whom M'erc slnmg in the tiiith, and 
cllwrs were not. The strong in faitli were not 
afraid to attend those pagan leasts, and' even cat 
llesh which had previously been ofi'erod to the Pa- 
gan gcdsj. but now not to honor the gods, but sim- 
ply to gratify their appetites. The weak in faith 
were afraid to thus indulge, and tliought that those 
possessing stronger liiith should- uot be permitted 
to do 50 cither.- 

This is one of the subjects submitted to Paul' 
for his couusel. And how does he solve it? Does 
he take part with the one party and protest against 
the other? Not -so. How Llien ? ^Vhy, he en- 
deavors to recoucile tbeni to each other. To the 
one party he says, receive your weak brother, but 
not to doubtful disputatious, if he 'is content to 
eat Botliing but herbs, do not enjoin upon hiro. 
meat of any kind,, mucii less that that has been 
oflered to idols. T\) those of weak faith he says, 
why will ye judge your brother who' believes he 
may eat all things, meat offered to idols even. 
But in matters of this kind he would say, "Let- 
every man be fully persuaded in h's ov/n mind." 
Yet, "HaiVpy is he that condemneth not himself 
in that thing which he alloweth.'"' 

Paul would say to the strong in faith, although' 
you can return to the feasts in which you used- to 
participate in, cat the flesh of those animals oifer- 
ed to the idol gods — ^drink the v/inc,partof whioJi.- 
was poured out npoo the altars of idolatry, and ■ 
do it without any detriment to your christian faith ,- 
yet don't do it, and perchance your ^yeak brother 
to make a shipreek of his faith — don't do it, make 
an effort to allay those bickerings amdlig you — " 
"For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink 
but righteousness, and jieaee, and joy in tiie Holy 

Those -who think that Paul would have denied- 
himsclf ordinary meat sre certainly mistaken, but 
simply such meat as had been dcsceratcd in conse- 
quence of h.iving first been oiiered to idols (in' the' 
opinion of some chaistiana) yei not realhj desecrated . 
Hence' to eat or uot fc cat this kind of meat, or to- 
drink wine thus used in Pagan v^'orsliip, will make 
them no better nor worse. God Vi'ill know their "^ 
motives iu thus participating, nor would or did 
Paul assume to threaten an expulsion from church- 
fellowship on account of such iudulgencc. Hcriec 
I'aul says iu viewing the subieet in all its l)earing, 
" For the Kingdom of God is uot meat and drink.- 
But n'ffhicousness, 2Kacc, and Joy iu the Holy 
Ghost.'' So we perceive that Paul tkerced no pos- 
itive command iu respect to this matter; concilia- 
tion was what ho was after. He admitted thu' 
liberty of thn,-;o who pcr^i.-lcd in still eating th<v 


T HE P 1 I. G II 1 ]\I , 

meat offered to idols, yet he cautioned them least | "made Himself of no reputation," thought noth- 
their libt-rty miglit prove a ^tumbling block to j ing of self, in maintainiDg the honor of the Great 
others. Here then is the principle tliat should -^'=^"'c which had been reproached by sir,. "Let 

actuate all of us in our intevconrsc with each oth- 

The >yritcr was once traveling in the ^Vc^t, and 
in. going to one of our l.ovefea^t nicetings , 
expected to sec ;i number of brethren residents 
therf, but from the section of country from whence 
he came, before he could n^oct >Tith his brethren 
■whom he formerly associated with, was met by a 
brother whom he had never seen, and demanded 
the first interview which was granted. When the 
query was made why he did not do thus an;.} so, 

, , ■ , , ' „,, . I who has truly and wholly 

■would have pui-sued by no menus, ihc writer „ , .,, i , , , i i • i 

'^ i <T0tl, Will deeply and narrowly .vcareli his ucart 

every one of us please, our neighbor for his good 
to edification: for even Christ pleased not Him- 
self; but, as it is written, the reproaches of thou 
that reproached thee, fell 05> roe." None can be 
Christ's representative iu this priuciple, unless 
self receives its death-blow at the cross. To our 
shame it must be said, that too often "we know 
not vrfiat manner of spirit wc arc of." Few per- 
sons are willing to believe that it is possible to be 
Bjistakcn in their motives, whereas a right appre- 
hension of the mind of Christ would show thai 
many an act and enterprise which is claimed to bo 

ing to .^t up a standard by which b-e intend- s"'^t''incd by the highest and purest raoti'vc-s, {.. 

^, , ,, ,, , : tinctured through and through with self. He 

try other mcusbefi?, wa'i tlie course iaui | , , , , , ,, i i ■ >« 

, , ,„, .. ; who has truly and wholly consecrated himseit to 

might have res[>oodcd "who made you a judge of 

aiifrther man's servant ?" 

And the remark was made by some of his 

brethren, that they had elected him to a position 

and already he was lording it over God's lieritage_ 

The principle herein set forth might be applied 

very appropriately and properly to a number of 

other .?Hbj(?i-ts that agitates our brotherhood, J 

raeiui anything that we have no positive eoiumaiid- 

There are no brethren who would contend more 

«irucstly for a positive duty enjoined by Holy 

Writ than I. But there is sueb a tiling ss having; 

a zeal with knowledge, righteousness, and peace, 

and joy. in the Holy GhosL'' "Peace and joy" 

are but results of righteousness, happy conse- 

<piences springing therefrom. And thrice happy 

they who are the fortunate })ossessors of those 

cardinal principals belonging to the Kingdem of 

God, E. Slifep.. 

For Ihe Pilrjriiih. 

in all he docs, lest what is done in oj)positifjn t» 
other wills, is rooted ia the temper which oj>posi- 
tiou naturally engenders. As Christ is our only 
model of unselfishness, so in Him is the only 
w'sdom that can guide, and the only love that 
can impel us to right ends by right means. }i 
Clirist is ou-r final end and sustaining life, the 
principle of Hi"i iucurnatioii running through our 
whole being" and history like the principle of 
gravitation through natuie, our supreme concern 
Vvill bo, not how this or that object may be accom- 
jdished in which, from any consideration, v,c are 
personally interested; but wluit post; we may 
occupy, in what work engage, what hardships en- 
dure, and ^^hat sacriflees make, to express the min<l 
of Christ and consummate His purposes. Zeal i.s 
not always according to knowledge and knowledge 
not always according to truth; and a -want of 
this, and a misdirection of that, offers an impos- 
ing barrier to the progress of the church from 
without, and pitifully paralyzes the efforts of the 
church itself. Christ pleased not Himself. Th.o- 
intercsts of the Divine Govrnmcnt, the inflexibil- 
ity of Divine Law, the purity of Divine Charae- 

i tcr, and His quenchless love for the race which 

Ptight feeling toward God will secure right ae- ! \^^_^ violated and trampled on the one and lost the 

r.Y f. If. BALSBATGir. 

tion toward man ; and both are impossi!)le where 
the divine glory is not the supreme object. Xo 

i other, led the Saviour to that humiluitiou which 
' made tl;e earth shudder witli astonisment and 

feeling, however glowing, will receive response ! veiled the heavens with tokens of sorrow. Whar 
from God, whi(^h does not "esteem all His pre- ; ;\ rebuke is the seU-sacritiee o-f Clu-ist to tlios'^ 

ee^if.^ j-ineeMing all things to be right.'" Chrisj; 

wiiose (lavs anu 

nights are speu.t Lii foi-vning a.iid 

T li ]<] 

P I Ij G K I ]M : 


executing scliomcs for self-ad vaiiccniciit, while i fVoni tlm iio\v-i)orn soul, but so fully will God 
the eauHC of truth is languishing, and the King (.possess every uvcuuc of our being, that "the is-- 
of truth is wounded and bleeding '"'in the house sups of life" Vvi II swell into ri\'ers of living water." 
of His friends!" Love is full of cycd, and rare- | This leuvcs no room for self. God must be the 

it I 

iy misses an opportunity to serve its object. Is i; 
not harrowing to the Christly mind to know that 
so lar-ofc a number in the chund; ccci.ipv all their 

Alpha aud the Omega, all in all. David could 
say, "all my springs arc in thee," Aud A gi-ci'.ter 
than. Dttvid has said, "IjO, I came' to do ThyATill, 

Bparc hours .in bceOnilng aSqliainteti with market O God." Not a moment of Christ's life was giv 

en to any other engagement than the jjroseuli on. 
of the ])iviuc purpose; "1 must be about mv 
Fathci''s business," was the answer to every con- 
sideration that sought to attract His mind fruni. 
the one great object of His incarnation. "Let, 
this niind be in you, which Mas also in Chi'ist Jt- 
sus," It is the 3nly niinJ th>.t honors God, the' 



jJi-ices, and V/hatever pertains to temporal advan- 
tage, lest an opportunity of gain should Escape 
their vigilance, while the prosiicrity of Zion, the 
htfrnlonious operation of all its parls, and its ag- 
gression upon the domains of sin, ai'e to them 
matters of manifest indift'erencc. The inspiration 
of a, loving heart has the gift of prophecy. It 
yci]itires no goad to drive it to sacrifice, . To spend 
and be spent is Its joy.- Its insight is foresight, 
because it looks througli the eyes of Him who 
|>'i'oased tiot Himself. It waits not for Bpeeitica- 
tion. It brrngs its alabaster box unaskeJ, It 
pours not out the half, but all. It anoints not 
the feet onlv, but the head. Here am I: w-hat 
^vilt thou have me to do? is its language. It re- 
grets not what it gives, but regrets that it can 
give si> little. "Here, I>ord, I give riv/se[f away, 
'tis all that I am dw." <."hrist plea.sod not Him- 
self, and as this is the only priRciple that b-rought 
the Saviour down, it is the only principle that 
will take the saint up. iSeliishncss in religion is 
as wrong as in .anythig else. "Freely ye have 
received, freely giva." We have no right to be 
miserly with the grace of (iod, any more than' 
with our temporal possessiojis. "(Jod loveth a 
i^heerful giver, no less tlian a thoughtful recipient. 
The self-sacrilieing, expansive character of Chris- 
tianity is the grand means of Divine appointment 
for the conversion of the work!. Let us inscribe 
this cardinal truth indelibly upou our minds- A 
religion under a bushel is a .sijam. The religion 
that gives only when (hrealened with the loss of God works by earthquakes ^an<J He works by 
good opinion, is a mrscratdc cheat. Its profession grief Deep is the plowing nf earthquakes, and 
Is no more than "sounding bra.-s, or a tinkling deep is the plowing of grief ; but oftentimes les^, 
-cymbal." If wc have indjibcd the water of life would not suffice for the agriculture of God. 'Up- 
we will ourselvcM become wells of grace, and j on a night of earthquakcc, he builds a thou'and 
'-from our bellies shall flow rivers of living wa- j years a'i pleasant habitations for man. 

ter." The influence that flow from a renewed' life i "== 

arc vitalised by theJIolv Ghost, anrl beeoine the | ^''-"e sensibilities are like woodbine.?— dclight-- 
mcans of fpiickeuing and refreshing others. It is j ful kzorieu of beauty, to twine around a solid, up- 
Uviiig water.. The life of God is in it, Not on- 1 nghtitem of uiidt;-rstanding; but very pocr things, 
k ill a tiny rill, but in a stream broad and deep ; if un.-ii;.ti:r.c.l bv ori-.c-iMh^ rkty arc '.rrft to crr-fp' 
^>i.Il it thiw. Not '.inU' \\\\\ :i. rii"r|r, cinrcnt i,:.;iic , .ih-'p.'- ihc jrcujid, 

mind that secures .salvation. A divided 
heart defrauds Christ of His due, and cheats it- 
self out of the inheritance He has purehaseil for 
those that follow in His steps. In putting o\i 
Christ, we not only receive the remission of sin 
and the seal of soiutsliip, l>at wc engage also to 
"walk as He walked," and inutafc His <levotion. 
to the interests of JehoVah, and enuilatc His zcat' 
in sacrificing, suffering, doiui^, daring, and dvin;/ 
for the salvation of souls. It is a great and glo- 
rious thing to l.ic a christian. "It is more hiesscd. 
to give than to receive;" and unle.-^s wc believe 
and exemplify this we are none of the elect. Let 
us be known as >\ho lind greater jny in 
giving our last " t\\o mites," than amassing "ten 
thousand talents." I;ct us glorify God in bjhalf 
of the reproaciies and persecutions that coitfc up- 
on us fur Christ's sake. O, that it might be saic? 
that the brotherhood has but one mind in alt that 
pertains tp its sanetification and usefulness, and 
that every heart is beating in concert with heaven. 
Then would "our peace be as a ri^e^, anil our 
riffhteonsiiesi as the waves of the sea.'' 


THE P I L G 11 1 M 

For the Pilgnm. 

shot:ld the eretiiren preach 


Oar niinisfcring brethren are sometimes iiuilled j 
by professei's of other denoniiiiations, and some- | 
times bv brcthieji, for preaching too niisch on : 
the ordinance;*. One brother says: "We; 
hear thcra" (the Apostles) "preaching the Chris- 
tian ordinances until the people inquiretl what 
they must do. "Xow tlie Apostles ahvijys adapted 
tlieir discourse to the conditions of the hearorSj 
and so should we. Tlie burden of tlieir labors 
was to convince the yjcoplc, boSh Jews and Gen- 
tiles, thiit Jesus was tlie Christ, and that He 
arose from the dead, and that there is salvation in 
no other. When any became eon^■inccd of this, 
it was an easy matter to conviitce thcra what they 
must do to be saved. But noNV it is (juitc differ- 
ent. Unless wc would preach to Jews or Pagans, 
wc need not prove that Jesus is the Christ, and 
that He arose from the dead ; for this is generally 
admitted, and preached by ail who profess to be 
Christian ministers. But in regard to the ordi- 
nances, some preach and practice quite diifereut 
from what the Saviour and the Apostles taught, 
yomc have substituted infant sprinkling for be- 
lievers bajitism. Others preach that the appliea- 
ticni of water in any way would answer, others 
again, that baptism is not essential to salvation. 
A '^rge majority reject fcet-wasliing, and some 
practice none of the ordinances. 

Xow if we, in preaching to the people, could 
convince them that they arc sinners, and that 
"Wiiile they are out ofCiirist they arc lost, and 
would not tell them liow to proceed in order to 
get into Christ, until they would come to us and 
inquire, they might not come to us to iunuire, 
but go to some one who would lead them into the 
Afroug pew. So it seems. to be necessary in our 
day to reason with tliem and explain to them the 
ordinances, as delivered unto us by the Saviour, 
and tiiat in order to meet His apjirobation, they 
must associate with a people, wh.o practice as near 
according to the exaiuple and precept of the Lord 
as possible. If there Vi-cre no ])reachcr3 but suc'i 
as preach the pure doctrine of Ch.rist, it would 
perhaps not be necessary to speak on tlie ordinan- 
ces till iuquiry would be made. 13ut as there 
are sucii, and -uch lo<i, vrlio upcnly and boldly 
assail the instilutioiis ofihe Saviour, and speak 

contemptuously of them, it isln'gldy necessary and 
important tliat the brethren stand in defence of 
the truth, and preach on those points thus assailed 
and rejected. The Apostles not only rebuked, 
those who preached unsound doctritie, ( for such 
there were in the latter part of tlie Apostolic pgc,) 
but whenever an error crept into the church, they 
immediately attacked and exposed it. 

Let us, then, not shun to declare all the coiui- 
sel of God, (though it lias become very unpopu- 
lar to do so,) so that, when our race is run, we 
can say : "I am pure from the blood of all men.' 


yvw Eidcrprisc, Pa. 

ior The FiJ^jrivt. 


Prepare for affliction ivhile young, and do uot 
look on it as an evil, whcjii God sends it, for he 
can make it a nrreat s'ood. We often Itam more 
of ourselves in one liour of distress, than we do in 
a day of health. Y.'c see and feel then how de- 
pendent we are on God, and should cheerfully 
submit to his will, for he knows best what is for 
our good. Prepare for affliction by thinking how 
much better it is to sutler here Avitli faith and pa- 
tience, than to be punisiied liereafTier forever. — 
Prepare for death : remember it is certain ; the 
strong as M'ell as the weak, the young as well as 
the old must die. Let our preparation for death 
be a lirm rcliauee on the Lord Jesus Christ, aud 
on the sacrifice he ofiered on the cross for sinners. 
Prepare for judgment, for assuredly wc shall all 
have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 
Prepare for eternal glory. This will be a glorious 
preparation. However happy we have been here 
in our happiest hours, will be nothing to compare 
with the joys that await us in heaven. I'reparc 
for eternal glory, by loving God and obeying liim 
I in all things commanded, trusting him, and prais- 
' iiig him. Jjjt us do these things here wliilst Vi-o 
live in this. world, and if wc hold out faithful a 
crown of glory will await us hereafter. 
'■ CiiAra.oTTE J. Ma.steks. 

\ Finjciknlli', W. Vo. 

I . ""■* 

I AH our liapj)incss depends uptm prayer; all t'fu 

i prayer uj">ii love. 

T H E P I L (J 11 I M. 


N-o. I, 

liV A. J. CORRELT,, 

TliAt tlic int"oihictiou of Christianity iiUo the 
Vi-orW, considering the character of 'its divine 
founder, tlic nature and tendency of its doctrine 
and prcceptri, siioultl give birth to persecution is 
.^urjirising. The Son of God is described to us as 
meek and lowly, as Jioly and 1 armless. Xever 
did any other on earth give so illustrious an ex- 
ample of bencyolcnce, patkncc and khidness.— 
(■hrist so far from manifesting a persecuting spirit 
himself, lie suffered reproaches and indign'itics 
■without a murnuir. Wiien reviled !ic reyij^d act 
again, but gave a noble cxinLItion of that sclf- 
ilcnial, meekness and fortitude which he enjoined 
his followors to practice after him. So far from 
encouraging anj methods of persecutions, he re- 
buked and put a stop to every appearance of per- 
secution. When hia disciples would have called 
down fire from heaven to consume the Samaritans 
who received him, he rebuked them, saying, " ye 
know not what manner of spirit ye are of, fte Son 
of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to 
save them." And when Peter cut off the ear of 
one of the high priest's servants npon his laying 
his hands on him, he severely reproved bim.— 
"Put up again thy sword into its place, for all 
tliey that take the sword shall perish T\-ith the 
sword," and in order to insure his followers of 
their ambition and pride, and to prevent their 
claiming undue power, he gave them an example 
of humility and coudescention in washing and 
wiping feet, and forbid them imitatin^g the 
Gentiles by exercising dominion and authority. 
"But whosoever will be great amongst -you, let 
hun be your servant, oven as the Son of m'an came 
not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to 
give his Hie tor many." * 

The Jewish tcacheis took on them the name of 
Kabbi to denote their power over the consciences 
ot those they instructed.- Christ commnnded hi. 
d.sciples, "be yc not called Jiabbi, tor one Is your 
master, oven Christ, and all .yc arc brcihren — 
And call no man father, for one is vour father' 
which IS m heavpu, but he that is greatest among 
you shall bo your.scrvant." 

-It is certain that were ChrLsi's doctrine and 
prcrcpts regarded au<l piT.Miccd as th^y -hould be, 

universal bencvolciice would be the certain rcsnh, 
and eternal peace and union would reign amongst 
tlffi-menjbers of the Church of the liviiig God. " 
(7b Ic (Ohtirmcrf^ 

Sflccleu for the Pii.oKljf 


"irvi! al)idcin inc. Aw\ ray words abidi; ii. yna yc'shali 
a.k.vVat yc will, and it shall be done unloyou^'lfohu, ' 

M e want so many things we do jiot have, that 
I we can scarcely believe it possible that we can 
j have all our wants saiisiied j and yet there stands 
I the promise of tlie Lord, and it cannot fail, wc 
all want health, and riches and friends, and niany 
other things, the jiosscssion of ^vhich is gratify- 
ing to the natural man; and when wc fiifto ob- 
tain them, and in their stead get sicknes.s, and 
poverty, and enemies, wc arc disposed to repine, 
:ind even to doubt the goodness of the Lord! 
But if wc abide in the Lord, and His words cdnJc 
in us, we will cheerfully accept whatever the Lord,, 
in His infinite wisdom, sees is best lor our cter-- 
nal welfare. Instead of asking for our own will, 
to be fulfilled, we ^-dl, in all circumstances, say;-. 
"Thy will, O Lord, be done." ^Vhcn welcome-' 
to have full fiith in the Lord's goodness and wis-, 
dom, wc shall receive- ail that we ask for; bceauso- 
we will ask only that He will give us such things 
as He sees wc need. Our prayer wi!l be: "Thy 
kingdom come: thy will be done on earth as it is 
in heaven." ^\'e Mill ask for nothing but what 
the Lord sees k best for us; and that Lie will al- 
ways give us; and thus tho promise, "Ye shivli, 
ask what yc will, and it shall be (bnc unto yoii„?''' 
M-ill receive its fulfillment, and wc will be Bi^^c^l ■ 
Xo otiicr faith than this can save us. 

'S/iir/(yd'iU'(f, Pa. 

•JOifN L-I.'T/-. 

T-V A IIl-XDR!-;!) YlOAKfri, — • 

■\Ve all AviUiin the crate sliall sk'tf., 

A lumdrcd years to couic, 
?\o liuiium fjc for lis shall iveep,. 

A hiuuircd yoani to come. \. 
For olhor moii otu' streets shall n'f. 
And other hniuls oiu- land ^hiU till, 
.\iul oilier birds shall sing as gay, 
A-- iMJudit the sunshine as (o-UPijY , . , 

A huudrcd year-; b' Lome, 

1 "Tf^'^i 1-":-" 


T II B F I Ij G li I U . 



siioukl b3 corroctal ami repi-ovea for tlicir negli- 
•Sn-^'-i there are the dishonest, the proud, 


The labt five ^vceks have b 

;ecn oT more tuan u.-iiud 

'.vhich Avc 

the liar, the blasphemer; tliesc shuuid not only 

i be reprovca, but rebuked. The unpleasant condi- 

Ulon that y.ill attend their unwise course, shovdd 

i be brought before tliem in its stioageat lig'.it. ^ 

Thus^TOU sec, brctiiren and sister?, tlicre Is- a 

great v/ork to be performed, and ^vc all shotdt! 

take part in It. We may not all be able to work 

through tho-mediirai of tiic i^-css, perhaps we can_ 

be nio'c citcctual by oral expression, and if not by 

either, our upright walk and christian deportment 

may speak louder than any other ibrm ef exprcs- 


I Ao-aln v,-e may dl take an acilvc part in tlie 

....... .... '' cireulation of our periodicals which coiUaiu the 

!perishctli,butforthat^vhichendurethu^.to.lleev-|^^,^^_^^ ^^ brethren and sisters who can work 
(el^csti*^, and when our work liero on earth '^ rj^,.^^^^!^ ^j^^,^ medium. In this way the trutli 
.feAs?>;cd, wc may then realize the rcNvrrd ct- ®"-M ,,,.,- b^ aissemiuatcd and error exposed to a greater 

labors. .^, extent than by any other means.- 3iay we not 
"With this thought wc are buoyed up; even it . , . * ii^.,„^ „.:u K-^ mnds in. -shis di- 

■'luterest to us. It has been the time r. 
expected to receive invitations fur thc-Piix;R)M to 
Visit pilgrim homes, and as we feel quite anxious 
that the borders of our pilgrimage may bc^enlarg- 
"cfl, we aK, with Icnging desires, awaiting those in- 
vitatiorrs. We arc receiving them and hope to re- 
<'eiye -many more. During the year that" is now 
past, we labored hard and, pecuniarl>-, we 
have not been corapensateil, but tlierc is a 
thouo-ht that gives us much eDcouragemeut, "We 
aiavc^not labored alone lor the meat which 

we have suficred a little pecuniarly in the past, the 
future looks promising for, at least, a support, and 
^«tk an extended field of labor, in which we may 
nluniGp to perform a good work, we feel much 
■encouraged. Our daily mail is also bringing with 
it -aiany°woiHU rf cheer, evincing, beyond a doubt, 
that our labors are -appreciated. O, Iiow anxious- 
ly we await its arrival. How eagerly wc peruse 
<>ach letter, and how r<;/7/ glad wc feel when our 

hope that a greater effort will l^c mads in Sals di- 
reeticn.- Our agents and fi lends will confer on- 
us a special iiivor by trying to introduce the Pli-- 
riRT>/in places where it is not known— not rdona 
amon- th.e bretlu-en, but any cb^s of persons who 
mic^hrread it. We esi>ecially desire the PiT,«-Ei-M 
to be' read bv the unconverted. They that are 
^vell need not the physician so badly as they that 
are sick. Vrhen well, wc need instruction, that 

r, and how m'y glad wc feel when our ^^ _^ ^_^^_^.^^ ^^^.^ ^^^^^^j^ . ^^^, ^i,^^. ^j^^t ^re sick, arc m- 
brethren and friends invite the Tit-GKIM into (heir ^^^^ ^^^^^^^,_ ^^^^^^^ . , j^ ^.^^^^^. i,„portant that the 
home?. Our motive is to do you good, and we ^.^^^^^^_ be^pointcd to Jesus-, the Great ^hysimm,. 
hope that every word that we, or those who con- : ^ ^^^^ ^^_^^ 
tribute to the columns of the Pii.GliiM, may bo , ' 
but the result of the prompting nf the good spirit, 
and thus we may properly correct, repvove, re- 
buke with all long sutiicring aud doetrire. 

This should be the mission of the Pu.g ium, and 

we hopa our brethren and sisters will waki: rr 

and not not lie all tiie day. Idle when there is a 

great work to be performed. 

"" When we look arohnd us and see the 

things that should be corrected, reproved, and 

even^rebnkcd, there i* opened a vast Held to labor 


' A- tear for wiuU' cUitrcsseJ. 
Ki. halm for cverv ^voimtlc-a brea^t. " 

J. B. }*>. 



rllAPTER IV.- 

Th(- mind whAt & t>x-asure! Can we possess 

, anvthinf^ of -o vast impertmiee a? a well cultlva- 

■ , , 1 -o .^U°ci intellect => r'ertain-lv n^t. If wc would en- 

iTo^t to fill the design of then er&vt.-on, ii-... J . . 



>ii _- /:iL~ 

mind. AVho hatli joy? Wlio arc tlicy that have 

both lived and died happy regardless of the difi- 

culties, disappointments, and troubles they had to 

endure? Arc not they the hapjiy ones who have 

well .stored tlieir miiuls with useful knowledge? 

Wc presume they are. IIa]i])y results so dcnioa- 

stratcd. Virtuous minds have procured useful 

knowledge. Such minds arc susceptible of the 

most glorious truths and \\ell founded facts that 

the "iJible andsc-iencc can produce — hence can be 

liappy and useful. 

jV useful and approved saying of the apostle is, 

" Add to your virtue kiiov/ledge." He well knew 
that man v>'ithout Icnowlcdgc hi a very misor- 
ablc bcinjr. To add Icsiowlcdge (o a mind of 
little or no virtue, will be of little value com- 
pared with that which a virtucus mind is capable 
of receiving. Hence cultivate a virtuous mind, 
a mind that will cause you to shun evil as you 
would handling a vi] er, or walking on yoinig 
asps, and cleave unto which is good. 

A virtuous mind well cultivated and stored with 
useful knowledge is so valuable its possessor 
cannot fail to be happy let his or her situation be 
the deplorable. The pnor with refijied and 
cultivated minds enjoy life with all its disappoiuis, 
vicissitudes, and stern realities, while ignonnit 
rich men are miserable and unhappy beings. 

The untaught mind is a miserable one, and it J6 
;i!so immortal. The thought yf this would almost 
make us shudder should wo attempt to portray it. 
Jk earnestly engaged then, in cultivating a mind 
that will never die. "Keniember'' says an able 
Avriter who wisely bclic\-c3 the mind is the soul 
^'that the soul of man and woman, when left to the 
working of untaught natur.p, mast ripen into des- 
olation and misciy. Aud'itis in early youth that 
vour'most strencous eflbrts are most demanded, and 
most effectual."' If the mind in youth, is fixed 
upon frivilous objects, the ajttcr.tiou allowed to be , 
uselessly employed upon them, the atfeet ions i)laced ' 
upon the transitory things of life, while habits are ^ 
growing and character forming, to resnain during | 
life, the mo.- 1 deplorable results will be surf to' 

J: i-: a W'.-ll kjio'.su (ii.-L ufwirc'i vmi mv ^ ouug 

friends [pa-c aware, that niaiiy young persons 
i deprive themselves of the hsppincfs that n miud of 
: refinement will produce, by leaving .school at an 
early age to work (or rather idle) their way througlj 
this wide world, with liut a limited or j infill ed- 
I ucation, and wh.;'.t is wor.-c still, they belong 
' to that class Avho have but little relish for ban! 
' study, and tlie time they sj)ent at school, was but 
j ill spent. Perhaps too tiie lime they there spent, 
! was very irregular, as well as uselessly .spent. 

Hence no useful knowledge had strengthened and 
; given vitality to (heir intellect, no glorious and 
: aivakening thoughts had animated them. The)' ■ 
oven have no desire to read the most plainly writ- 
; ten books and essa^vs ttc. 

I To read good and usctul Looks is termed bv 

i (hem fjuilc a task which if read with pleasure 

might be the means of guarding their feet from 

' tliG snares of Satan. Such have little or no do- 

' sire to cultivate noble traits of character and their 

miiids ere long vv'ill no more contain useful knowl- 

; edge than will a coffee-sack contain fine Hour, or 

I as the Biblo would have it, no more tl;an •''oht 

bottles" v.ill contain "new wine.'' V^"hat folly 

that an immortal mind .should be so lavished. 

What would you think of that man "who iias 
a very rich and ftrtile field, one on which h'- 
could raicG elegant grain, but will raise nothiu"' 
but cockle instead. You certainly would consid- 
er him insane. Put lie is no more so than those 
arc who have good U'linds and km.jw how they 
should be cultivated and yet allww nothing but 
the tares of evil to grow in iJi^oiu. 

2'>};vj:i: be sorry jbr any generous thing that 
you ever did, c^■cn if it was betrayed, ^'ov- 
er be sorry that you were magnanimous, if th'; 
man -was mean afterward. Never be .sorr\- that 


It was rijrht for \on to give, c\cn if 

you were impo,-ed upon. "^ ou cannot allbnl to 
keep on the .safe side by being mean, 

Tin; good may well lie tormtHl tiie .-aU of tfift 
earth ; lor where there l.s ik) integrily, there can bo 
iMi coufiilcn<-c; and where llicre i.s u'> coiiQdcucc, 

tli'.i'o LiUi I'v li'-' nuauiini*''. 




r I L G Ji I M. 

190 MIXtI talk. 

.Much talking ami ]itt!c tliinking oi'ten go to- 
gctlicr. Men tliiivk hy tbe incli, and talk hy the 
yardj condensing many words into very few itieas; 
Shallow dishrs soon iv.n over ; so da siiallov.' 
heads. A bell is iicvr so - holsy as when 
there is nothing in it but a tongue. A pint pot 
boils over in a few minutes^ wdiile a big kettle ■vvill 
seethe lor hours, and never spill a drop. A ailnall 
leak makes an empty barrel ; and a gabbling 
tongue usually tells of an empty head, "In the 
multitude of words, there wantcth not sin." "If 
a man will love life, and sec gcod days, let him 
refraiu his tOiiguc from evil, and his lips that th^y 

speak no guile." 

Speech is said to be silvern, but silence golden. 

"What never was said cannot be repeated by any- 
body. If a man cannot keep his om'd secrets, 
who can be expected to keep them for him? The 
thing which is not told remains iu our power. 
Once told, it is beyond our control. A wonl once 
let slip can never be brought back. Let us pray ! 
God to set a watch before our lips, and say with 
David, "I am purposed that my mouth shall not 


. .©-*-*. 


"Don't lag, Johnny,"said th.c little boy's moth- 
cr,"but go strait to school." "Yes mother, I will," 
said Johnny, and off he trudged. When he passed 
Mr. Wheeler's bam, a_ robin red-breast flew out 
of the woods, perched ou the nearest bough and 
began to sing, just as if he were singing to John- 
ny, and nobody else. Was it singing, "Stop, John- 
ny, stop,"or "Go, Johnny, go 1 " The little boy 
loved birds, and red-breast was so near. "It is 
singing ' Go,' or. Stay,' just according to my 
think," said Johnny, "I think it says, 'Goj.'a«4 1 
shall go." So Johnny, in spite of all the pleas- 
ant things which tcmnt a little boy to lag beliind 
school-time on a sweet summer's morning, went 
to school, and was in his scat ■when tlie mistress 
rang the bell. Johnny is right.. A great many 
things have a meaning to us, according as we 
think. To the little boy who said it was too- 
pleasant to go to scliool, and so played truant,, 
yed-fesast^s note would ha\-c bceU' 'Stay,- Stay," 
"Sti'p, Stvkp :'''lbi^ he did not love bis books, and 

wanted an excuse for ncglcetiUi; them. All nlofig" 
tho way, cliildrcn, there arc pleasant voices v,-hich 
' v,-ill lead you astray, or Ibrwui'd vou iu the \yd[\i 
of duty, according to the chord they find in you. 
The , key-note is in your own bosom. Pitch it 
i-ight, pitch it for the right, and then yotif Wis 
will be u pltasant tune, sweet to your father and 
mother, svi'cetcr to yosu' S« vie ur. 

A I^roTiiEn'.s LovK — Children look in Ihcsci 
eyes, listen to that dear voice, notice the feeling 
of even a single touch that is bcstowevd upon yoi*; 
by that gentle hand I Make much of it while yet 
you have that most precious of all good gifts — a 
loving mother. Read the unfathomable love of 
those eyes ; the kind anxiety of that tojie and 
look, however sliglit your pain. In after life you 
may iiave friends, fond, dear, kind friends — but 
never v.'ill you have again the inexpressible lova 
and gentleness lavished upon you which iienE but 
a mother bestows. Often do I sigh, in my strug- 
gles with the hard, uncaring world, for the SAVcet 
deep security I felt, wiien of an evenij>g, nestling 
to her bosom, I listened to some quiet tale suita- 
ble to my age, read in her tender and untiring 
voice. Xever can I tbrget her sweet glances cast 
upon me Vidien I appeared- t®^ aleep; never her 
kiss of peace at night ! Years have pas.sed av, ay 
since we laid lier beside my iji the old 
chu'rch-yard ; yet still her voice ivhispers froia 
the gravp, and her eye watches over me as I visit 
s])ots long since hallowed to the memory of my 
mother. — 3Iaciadcy ..- 



Jesus loves me, this I know, 
For the Hible tells me so ; 
Little ones to him belong, 
They are weak but lie is strcng. 

CnuRUR — Yes, Jcaus Iotssmiic; 
Yes, Jesas loves me ; 
Yes, Jesus loves me, 
Tbe Bible tells me so.= 

Jesus loves me, he v.iio died, 
Heaven's gale to open wide ; 
He will wash away my sinj 
Let his little child come iu; 

Jesus loves me ; he will stiiy 
Close beside me all the way ;■ 
li I lore wl.oa I die, 
He Will take me borne on liigh.- 

TILE V 1 J. (i 1! I U 

s ; 


Nk'.V JiAIIRV, Tl.T,. 

.Dear Aiini: — When I was with you, I re ucm- 
Iwv of your expressing a word of doubt ia regard 
to tlie new birili. i>ot ir.s iufomi yon that iKuch 
of the noise and show made by professing Chris- 
tianity is not real, therefore give yourself no un- 
oasiifcsrf because you do not i'cel and ex|K.'rlence 
■what they pretend they do. When M-fi notice 
their walk and conduct, we iind that it docs not 
correspond with their profession, 

f believe in experimental, heart(<*ft religion, but 
that must be accompanied with works. It is not 
enough only to feel religion, but we must also do 
it. Therefore doubt not, but go forward in the 
work, and continue to be engaged jn ])rayer and 
j^upplieation to God, and he will give you grace 
siillieicnt for your day and trial. 

1 Icnow your abhorrence to evil docr.s and the 
•(viokedness of men, such as cheating and defraud- 
ing in order to gain a little profit and wealth, a.s 
thougli g.iin was godline^.^. Your conversition is 
vhaste, being coupled with feai', whose adorning is 
not ouhvard form of plaiting tlie hair, wear- 
ing of gold, a,nd putting on of costly apparel, but 
the hidden luaii' of the heart, thaf vrhich is not 
corruptible, even the ornament of a quiet sjiirit, 
which is, in the sight of God, of great price. 

I believe that I can safely say that Ihcse are 
your qualities, and that your love and charity ex- 
tend to all around you, and that your delight is to 
talk of the Saviour and of his goodness towards 
liie human family, and also to obey him so far as 
in you lieth, hating tlie evil and loving the good. 
'J'hcse things clearly show a change of heart. 

l*ure and undeSled leligion is to visit the fa- 
therless and widows, and to keep inispotted from 
the world, and the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, 
^)eaee, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 
meekness ar.d temperance : against such there is 
no law. 

Jjcing in possession of these traits of charactei', 
'Is a sure evidence of lhe_ new birth. Therefore 
bo comforted in the assurance that your hope is 
based on the truth. 

J-.ot us pray for one another with the ho])e if we 
no more meet in this life, wo may nicct in that 
brighter -world where sorrov.', sickness and death 
su'c felt and feared no more. 


Dear Pilgrim : — 1 have been traveling some 
since I last v\'rotG to you, and I v,-ill now give you 
a little information of my travels. I Icl't home 
ihe last of November, .\rrived at bio. (\ Ray- 
lor's the evening of the first of December. .At- 

tended a jiumber of meetings in the Tuscarawas 
congregation ; had a very ]v!easant visit among 
t'ftc members, and quite interesting meetings. Re- 
turned home on the ISth of December, and fouiid. 
all well. 

Second Visit. — Left heme on the 10th af 
January, arriving at Canton on the 11th, and was 
met by bro. Daniel Grove, wh.o conveyed me to 
his house. Held three meetings in his neighbor- 
hood. On the ]3th passed to Orrville. Here 
[ was met by bro.^T. Kurtz, (my cousin.) who 
took me to his house, and cared for me well. 1 
remained in this, ((.'hijipewa) congregation, Wayuf 
CO., Ohio, until the 20th. Broi P. J. 15ro\vn took 
me to tlieMohiccon congregation. Met the church 
in council on the 2ist, and in the evening held 
meeting in the Killbuek meeting-house. 

On the 22d, bro. Geo. Fleck took mo to the 
Black River congregation^ in Medina co. I re- 
mained in this congregation until the 25th. Had 
the plciisure of meeting bro. Josepli Leedy, from 
-Vntioch, HuntJiigton, co., Ind., and enjoyed his 
€omj)any for a short time. 

On the 25l1i was taken to the Maple Grove 
meeting -house, in Ashland co. Here 1 remained 
until the evening of the 27th. Enjoyed the hos- 
pitality of my esteemed friend and and bro. John 
Beuchey and his very kind family. Was taken 
to Ashland in the evening, held a meeting in town, 
had good attendance and a good meeting. 

On the 28th was taken to I)ickey's Jlceting- 
house to council meeting, reaching same ]>lace in 
the evening. Remained in this (Ashland) con- 
gregation until the 31st. W^is then taken to the 
IjondonviUe congregation ; six)ke twice in this 
congregation, and v.-as taken sick. 

(Started home'on (he evening of the 1st d?y of 
Feb., arrived on the 2d, found tlie family all 
well. My own health is better, ^^'a had the 
pleasure of seeing some adde<l to the faithful, and 
others, like Agrippa, '• idinosi pcnuadcrF' to be 
christians. Jilay God help them (o bo altogether 
christians. Yours in love, 

J. Wisr. 

Xr«t-r)/ //;//,, ]'n. 

-~ ■*■•♦■ 

Dear Brethren : — Our friendly l'irx;niM, in 
improved dress, and beautiful appearance, has 
commenced ist weekly visits to our mountain 
home, and bears within iis fold excellent nourish- 
ment for our souls. It is gaining very fast in 
our alTcctiiin«, and we are to think It s, 
house-hold ui'cessity. Our* hope is tliat your pat- 
ronage fur i;;c present year, is so iiicrca-cd thai, you 



I'l I. GIM M. 

c;-n coiUinue (o itn]irove in all respcci?. ally, and peace and harmoiiy prevailg amongst us. 

. 1 liave tlionglit to oS'er a suggestion to ai'l in Wc i>a^■e an alBictcd sister who has lain ]iel})lcss 
■(jringiug it to that point of perfection which is at- : for a period of H years, under the terrible cfiects 
*-:iinali!c to us, but aln;ost fear le-rt I incur the I of Ixheuniatism. 6he has lost all hope of reeov- 
■oharge of presumption. ' cry, and prays earnestly for the apointcd time of 

There is a habit witli many publislicrsto pid)- I deliverance. I^et us not forget to pray the greai 
lish the receipt of gifts, accompanied with the ! P-ysician in her behalf. Her name is Mary J. 


Our fellow-laborer, bro. Abraliam Crumpacker 
has not been able to preach for several nvoutlis, 
from the effects of disease ofthe throat and lungs. 
The ])rospects*of his eai-ly recovery are not as fa- 
vorable as we desire, and as the pressing calls of 
the people demand. The loss of his services to 

lempialioii fo.havc our deeds of cliarity heralded the church is sorely felt, for when the herald's voice 

to the world, and it is the design frequently of ed- '^ hushed, the good cause of the Master suffers. 

itorsto pander to that great iulirmity of the flesh. -Brethren ask the Lord of the Vineyard to restore 
We are yet striving to prass the claims of Jesus : ^^'^"^ speedily to the service 

to the affections and obedience and love of the May our Father prosper you and us in every 

jicoplc, but they are slov,' to recognize them, and laudable v\-ork 

name of the donor. Yi'c cousider it very repre- 
hensible and subversive of a cardinal article of our 
S'aitli, and we hope that it never will find encour- 
ngomeat at the oiiiee of the Pii.GiiLM. 

\Vc are commanded to bestow our gifts in se- 
cret, but what will that avail if it is published to 
thousands of readers. It is a verv powerful 

D. C. ifoo^tAAv, 




seem to prefer the bondage of Satan, the pleasures 

.-^o called, of sin, to the supurlatively sweet and 

liappy service of the Saviour. The laborers in 

• i^is District have made and are yet making great 

^'fforts to bring in the erring wanderer to the ibid 

,ofthe true Shepherd, but there appears to be no 

■visible fruits resulting therefrom. Wliat is the 

-reason? Do wo f lil to prav as much as Me ought, 

la- do we i)rav amiss ? Do we not plead earnestlv ? \ "i^y"""g =^^""t ^^'^ Brethren, and ; bv reading the scrip 

bo WG live inconsistently and thus provoke the ' '""'' '"''"='' constrainedto believe that the scriptures 

proverb, "Physician heal thyself?'' 

Something is wrons; somewhere. This we know 

XETFERT— In Vanven Co., Ohio, Jan. SSnd. bro G 
Xeifeut. (.Vgo not given.) 

lie was deaf or nearly so for seme years before lie knew 

must be obeyed in all things, and hence contended for 
the faith deliyerod to the saints, and for this rejison some 

,, ,"-, ^,. •1,1 T, 1 called him a Dunkard, when he replied he did not Icnow ' 

the people arc decenerating in both morautv and , i, » t r, r\ t ^ <\ -o-wi i 

,. -t c .'^i - 1 ? 1 1 1 ■ 1 of such people, but if he was a Dunkard the Bible made 

religion very rapidly, and it behooveth us to work , ^^.^ ^^^_ ^^^ -^^^^^^ ^.^ ^^^ j^.^^,^ ^^,, conversed with him 
mightily tor the cause of holiness, least the blood j^;^ ^^^^^ ^,^^ ^^^.^ .^^^ scriptures and the Brethren, 
ot the people be required at our bauds. Qur conversation with him was by writing, and not long 

Vv'e worship here, in private houses, having no ^^.^^ ,,.p fi^st met withliim he was willing and anxious 
meetiug-honse yet under the centre^ of the church, jo be, and was received into the church by baptism and 
but at our last meeting it was proposed to take in- , thus continued a faithful member of the church nearly 
to consideratiou the ways and means to construct ' eight years, and a few weeks before he dcpartod this 
one. Our congregation is small and comparitive- ' life he called for the ciders of the church, who anointed 
ly )X)or in "this worlds goods, "and we ai'e not him in tha name of the Lord Jesus. Funeral seryiccs in 
likely to have to send out messengers as Moses the AYesleyan church Cto a large concouree of people and 
did, "to restrain the brethren from bringing in their . friends by the writer from John o : 28, 29. 
offerings. Would tliat such will be the ease, D- Brower 

We can do much nevertheless, if our hearts are GEIPE— In ^larsliall Co.. Ind., Feb. 1st, 1870, of Lung 
fullv enlisted in the work. Our neicjhboring ! Fever, sister >Urth.\, consort of bro Samuel Gcipe in 

•' ,, ■ t V jy 1 i- , lict 58th vear of her age. 

congregations may look lor an appeal trom us - ° . ,. ., , 

V . X . ,• 1 • J 1 .11 „ *1 4. ,„,. From the time she was taken with the disease imtil iiat 

about that time, and we indulge the hope that our , ^, , .,.. o, x- •.,,<• , i ^ 

,.,,,',. . ^ '■ death was lust eight days. She was a faithful member of 

appeal will not l»c in vain. . ,^ . , the church for nearly" twelve years, and enjoyed the 

H e have never held the District .Meeting here, ^,,p,gp^ jj^^g -^^ obtaining eternal rest with all the saints 
but it is contemplated by the members to endear- j^ heaven. She leaves an affectionate husband, twelve 
"r to provide I'or it this spring. When the av- cliildren, fourteen, grand children and many friends to 
raugeinents arc completed it will be announced in mourn the loss of one and dear. Funeral services 
our papers. by the writer from Rev. 14 : to. to a very large and at- 

Thc health of members here is vcrv cood geuer- . icntive congregation. Damel Brcwer. 

T H p: V I L G K I :\i . 




We have oiiened a charity fund for such poor 
as desire to read the Pji/jrim, but Iiavc not tiic 
means to iiay for it. Anything i'or this noble pur- 
])osc will be thankfully" received, even down to 
the widow's niitc. Donations for this purpose 
will be accredited either by the name or post of- 

(To send the Pilgrim to tiie poor.) 
Previous acknowledgements. ^GfiO 

By a brother. §112 

FOUR-M JORE-Ou the 2(;,h of J,iu., by IJenrv Hersh- 
brrifcr, attheresiaenceofUie l)r;ries bomc— bro: J)ani.-1 

.fnr^-r^'/- Jn""-^^ FooKandMUs Matilda Mooee. 
ail 01 iJedford Co., Pii. 

SHIMER-WILES-On the Dth of Feb.. bv Ihe same, at 
the residence ot tlie brides home, -bro. Isaac Ititchv d... 
ceased -itr. Wm. Siri.MEu and mster Rebkcc* Wn.ks, all 
of buakcppnng A alley Bedford Co.. Pa. 



.raeob Troxel— The names vou sent vrere all 
hooked, and Pii.ciRnr sent. J.' Metso-ar's arc -'ont 
iigain. '^ 

B. C.Moomaw— You rnay retian die money 
until ail IS collected, and pay at the time vou sneak 
«jt, \ our contributions were all right, only a lit- 
tle mixed in our box. 

A. J. Corrcll-The Pilgrim is sent to both 
tlie sisters that you speak of. 

C. Xkwcomer.— The names of Jacob Brown 
and W-ni. Bodenburg did not reach us. Did you 
send ^the money along with the names, the 
tune? They are now sent from beginning of Vol. 

TuxKKR College :_Xext week ou" roader.s 
can look or .something aliout tlie "Tunker" 
by D. C;. Moomaw. Jlear ye. hha. 

OMiyED: Bro.George .Afourer's.namc to his "rc- 
l)ly to Iriend Croft." it was bv oversight-please 

-L Louisa Rooji, 
I John A. Clement, 
I iSidney Ilodgen, 
{ John Motsgar, 
I D. B. :^retzer, 

Louisa Saiipinston 

W. B. .Sell, 

Aaron Diehi, 

And. Suowbergor. 

John Plank, 

S. M. Prctzman, 

\. Reichard, 

'Si, 25 
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Jolfu Bushier, " 1,25 
D. H. Brumbaucrh, 50 
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J. :\f. \\o\{\ 2,50 

J. Xewcomer, 12,25 
Allen Boycr, 
D. Brower, 
Tkos. G. Snyder, 

Jonathun B, Frv, 

'>,25 I A. Cunningham, 



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only so 7/ )«/ come some time during the year' 
homo of our brethren have read PiLGilrMVol Xo' 
1. and have not paid for it yet. A^'c ^.»<'they 
have forgotten it, but would bo plca.^cd to have 
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VOL. 2. 


NO. 8. 


Mr. Fiy, of Bristol, England, is engaged in 
making a collection of (he several provincial 
words use by Tyndale, in an exceedingly j-are 
edition of great Reformer's New Testament, 
printed at Ant\yerp at the time when Tyndale 
was in prison at Vilverde, and is remarkable 
for containing such woi'ds as the following ; 
faether, moether, broether, niacster, stoenc, 
oones, thoese, sayede, Avharsse, (for Avorsc); be- 
hoeldc,&c. From the sj^jelling of these words, 
it is thought that; ''{'yndale issued this edition 
expressly for the use of the plow boys and hus- 
bandmen of Gloucestershire; and in further- 
ance of the resolve expressed by him at ih& 
commencement of his cai^'er, "when disputing 
with a bigoted priest, he said, "If God spareth 
my life ere many years I will cause a boy that 
driveth the plow to know more of the Scrip- 
ture than you do ?" 

The first paper ever printed in Plebrew, is 
the llaimgid, a weekly published at Lyck, 
East Prussia, and* now in its fourteenth year. 
It is read wherever Israelites are found, and 
has an especially Urge circulation in Russia; 
and it has done more to the enlightenment and 
social elevation of the Russian Jews than any 
other paper ever published. 

The yearly meeting of the Orthodox Friends 
was held in Richmoud Ind. recently. Fifteen 

quarterly meetings reported with a membership 
of 17,000. The religious interest was repre- 
sented as good throughout the bounds. The 
meeting concurred in the establishment of a 
yearly meeting at Lawrence, Kansas, in 18 72 

The safety of Dr. Livingstone, tlic celebra- 
ted explorer of Africa, has at last been ])osi- 
tively established. A cable dispatch announc- 
es the fact from London, based upon a letter 
to that effect received from Africa by the ven- 
erable practitioner and patron of science, Sir 
Roderick Murchison, 

Spurgeon, the famous London preacher, be- 
gan life as an usher in a school at Newmarket, 
England, and he delivered sermons at the age 
of .seventeen, being known a3 the "boy preach- 
er." For several months he drew largo con- 
gregations in a barn at AVaterbeach. 

The Rev. Albert Barnes, although nearly 
every college in the country had conferred on 
him the T>. D. never a.ssumcd it, nor did he 
allow it to be printed on the title jiage of his 
books. "I am only Albert Barnes,"was his | 
usual response to any one saluting him as, Dr 

The Millerites of New England have set 
another day for "going uj)" — the 11th day of 
February, and are beeoauing excited and en- 
thusiastic over their contemplated ]?)urnej>\ 

f i ijimw iiBi 



PU KE Ji IB , CQyji X U JKOJ. 


As llic busy time is rapidly npproacliing it 
Ah! says one, T dou'trais e or let clown my win- [ '^vonld bo well enongli to look around a little and 
,dow.=, and am Dot £o oarcl'iil in eating or drinking, do sac'h things that eaw as well be done now as 
and 1 an} as healthy as you, and at the same time, ' later in the season, • 

(liie person jnay have been move or less troubled ' Orchards may now reeeive cdiisiiJetaWe atten- 
^villl dvL-pcpsy^ or something eriually as bad, for a i j-Jqj,_ 

number ofyeai'^, and yet nut know exactly what [ 
it is. He may have e-xperieneed considerable nn- | 
easiness at the stomach accompanied with a dull ' 
headache, more or less every day, or he may have 
II morbidness of the liver, consequently not per- 
/brming its natural functions ario-lit, and cvident- 

Prunixo : — Tliough there are many differe'tit 
theories and opinions obtained in regard to the 
ti:iie that jnuning should be done, it is agreed 
upon by many practical orchanlists that March ou 
sooner is a very proper time if the wood is free 

ly he will never feel altogether as he should. But of Irost. Much more depends on the manner in 
after being used to this kind of dull feeling, per- ; which it is done, than in the time. An ax or 
haps for a number of years, he may hardly know { Jiatchet should never be taken -in an orchard fur 
what IS real, or imaginary, but feisus that he IS in -i ■ ' t^ i, i- i c ^ .i i 

J , ' r 1 T^^ • \ • r- % 1 • : this purpose. J' or large limbs, a fine toothed saw 

.a gogd state oi hcaltii, vet is far froui having re- , i , ,' -,,.,,, , , 

•il health " ' --'■'• °- ! should be used, while small ones can be managed 

In order to more fully demonstrate this -matter, ; ^^''^'i ^ jiruning knife. In all eases, the wounds 
J will point you to the "tippler that has habituated i sliotild be protected by being conered with graft- 
himself almost as an ineessairt drinker of those i ing wax or paint, the latter is jjreferable if care- 
pwisonous drugs — intoxicating liquors— and he will fully done, as it protects the wood longer and 
-tell _you _that he_is as healthy as you, notv.;;ithstand- i o.;^.;, ^i^^^ fo^, ^]^^ \youad to heal over before the 

wood commences decaying. 

ScKJXt may be cut any time that the twigs are 
free from frost, and they should be careful')' 
labled and put in the cellar in sand to keep them 
from wilting. 

AYapiiixg trees may be attended to at any 
time that it is not fop cold. The benefit of wash- 
ing young trees is only appreciated by those who 

have tried it. 

First, it destroys effectually, as far as it goes, 

ing it is killing him by the iiiches, and finally he 
falls a victim to it, barely an exception, as do ma- 
nv in other resnecfs. 

COLt) fl'ATER. 

Cold water is what nature has provided for his 

.creatures of ever_y kind t© drink, and it is decid- 

,cdly the best. We should take a fresh drink on 

goyjg to bed, and immediately after getting up in 

the morning. The habit of sipping when eating 

,has been universally habituated among the masses 

from time immemorial. Drink before each meal 

-and not for about one hour and a half to two hours 

after. This I have made my practice for years, ' or rather as far as the application is made, those 

and you can eat of th9»dryestkind of food and" nev- j modern pests known as bark lice. For this spe- 

cr think of anything to drink. Since nature has i . -, ,, r .t- i 1 1 i „ , ,„.i„ o^,^,, 

. -, i .•', »„^ . ii • I cial purpose the application should be made sorae- 

.proyided us with a softener so we can eat anything . ■'. ' 1 1 - 

and everything that raav be eaten with pleasure, j '•^'^^^ ^'^ May. 

;and as before.said, witli'oat even thinking of any- i '"iceond, by washing the trunks of trees they 
-thing to drink, it vividly strikes me that sup- i become freed from all scales and rough bark &c, 

ping is nothing, but a mere habit; even the ani- and thus give no chance for the diflerent insects 

mals, both great and small wani nothing to drink ^ . , . t ■, i i . xi'-'i j. 

when they eat, why should we? Drink taken to deposit their eggs, and adds about one third to 

with food dilute the gastric juice, and rg-tards di- \ the growth of trees. 

gestion,- One among the many injurious habits I There has been a number of washes recomended 

that are practiced are the eating of hot victuals, ' ^^^^^ ^^.^ ^^^.^ fo^^^d nothing better than soft soap 

and more particularly the drinking of hot coffee or I , , „ ,, n i- i 

i i 1 • i> •: • • 1 1 i. ■ ' ^to one quart of soap adt one gallon of water — 

tea, not speaking of its excessive use, isdeleterious. I i-" ""^ >i"^k " i & 

The free use of any kind .of drink taken with the : soft water is better— and if you wish your trees 
food, or soon after eating .obstructs digestion and | to have a pretty yellow aijpearanee, add a little 

often causes costivencss. ., , , , J sulphur of brimstone. The washing should be 

One cup ot cofiee or tea taken with the food each < , ■ . . , ., ^ , ^. i ■ 

meal is sufficient, and should n.,t he drnnk oyer , *'i>"'' ^^'l'^" >* '« "^.t to cold and better di]rino; 
.about liik'e- warm, ! rainv weather. 


H. B. & GEO.BSDMEAUGH, Editors. 

J. B. BEUMBAUGH & CO., Publishers. 

-'""'*' JAMES CREf:K, FEBRUARY 28. '**^.., 

■ .U3^' 

•i'o?' T/n'- PiIsi-iiK. 

Josepbj a Type of Jesus. 



1 s T RO^ V cr io':-< 

" And Israel said imto Joseph, do not thy brethren feed 
fhe flofk in iihechem'i Come, and I •will send tliee unto 
them. Audhe said to liim, Here rt«i J. And lie said to 
him, Go, I pray tliee." — Gen. 37 : 13, 1-4. 

Joseph is here a type of Christ. I will in a 
short essay draw the similitude. Joseph being 
the beloved son of the father, Jesus says, "The 
Father hath loved me before the foundation of the 
A\'orld." Joseph's brethren hated him. Jcsiis 
snys, " they liated me without a cause.'' Yet Is- 
rael said, '•'come, and I will send thee unto them.^ 
" God sent not liLs Son into the world to concTcmu 
the world, but that the world through him might 
be saved." "God sending his own Son in tlie 
likeness of sinful flesh." And Joseph caino unto 
his brethren. " Jesus came unto his own." Jo- 
seph said, " I seek my brethren." Jesus paid, 
" I am come to seek and to save that which is 
lost." Joseph went after his brethren. Jesu.? 
went about doing good to the children of men. 
And when they saw Joseph, " they conspired 
against him to slay him." The Jews soiight how 
they might betray Jesus. " Come now," say Jo- 
seph's brethren, "and let us slay him." This is 
l^he heir say the Jews, of Jesus. " Come let us 
Mil him, and we will see what will become of" his 
dream," say his brethren. " And his inheritance 
shall be ours," say the Jews. '-'And Rerobc-u de- 
livered Joseph out of their hanrl-^J' And; sonv.cof 

tlwm would have taken- liira,, but no man laid 
Ii«ikIs Ml Jesus." " And they sold Joscff)^ fo!-- 
twenty pieces of silver," '""Then one of the 
twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief 
{>riesi&, and said- unto them, what will ye give mc,. 
and I y\-ill give him unto you. And they coven- 
anted with him for thirty pieces of silver." Reu,- 
beu said, cast him into this pit. And Trhea tlkj 
had bound Jesus, they led him^ away, and de- 
livered him unto Pontius Piktc, the governor. — 
" Let us slay him/'^ny Joseph's brethren. " Cru- 
cify liim, crucify him," fry the Jews. "Let us not 
kill him," says Reuben. " It is- not lawful for us 
to pint any uian to death," say the Jews. " Shed 
no blood," says Reuben, " Let his blood be upon 
us and our GhildreiV say the Jews. " And they 
stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many 
colors, tl>at was ou him." "And they stripped 
Jesus" of his raiment. " And they took Joseph 
and cast him into a pit." "And they took Jesu* 
and crucified him." And Joseph's brethrca "-soiti 
down to cat bread." "And the Jews, sitting- 
down, they watched him then." And Jacob rent 
his clothes." And, behold, the vail of the temple 
Avas rent in twain from the top to the bottom." — 
"And Pharoah was wroth with two ofhis oflSecrs, 
and he put them iii- ward, a«d-. -^hflrged Joseph 
witli tbem, aud he served them." " Then were 
there two thieves crucified with him, one on the 
right hand, and another ou the left, and Je.=us in 
the midst." " And Joseph's master took him, 
and put him into the prison," *' And Avheu Jo- 
seph (of Arimathea) had *,akon the bod)\ (oC J^sus) 
he wrapped it in a clean linen clotii, and laid it in 
his own new tomb, which he lui4 li.ewu out in tie 


T H E P I I. G It I I^I . 

rock : ami ]ic rolled a great .stor.c to tlie door of the aiiiiounccniciit. It k only a foot-print or 
■the sepulclicr, and departed." *' And it came tg '"' Fnigress and Improvement," to called. 
:pas?, at the end of tv,-o ilil! years, tliat Pharaoli ' yre do not regard it as an ofiqiring of divine 
dreamed. ■ Then Phtiraoli sent and caikd Joseph, j inspiration, but a creature of cireiimstaiiec, a con- 
md Hni hafctily out ox the dungeon." cession to the immense pressure JVom without, that 

" ,\-n<l-\'CTy-earij^n-the-morm«g,--ihe ^ii'&t -ttaj'-ef 
the v.'eck, they canrc unto the Scpi^.lcher. And 
entering into the Sepulcher, they saw a young 
jiian sitting on the right side. He said untotliem, 
ye seek Jesus who vras cracifie(T, he is not here ; 

"flTe'chlifciTtras SiicccSAilly resisted from its earli- 
I er and purer ages uiitil now. But that is only my 
opinion, yet it receives strong confirmation from 
the feet that we liavc no record shovi-ing that such 
an institution ever was conducted " under the 

lie is risen : behold the place M-herc they laid him. | auspices of the brethren," from the days of the 
And i'haraoh said unto Joseph, see, I have set j A iK>st]cs until the conception and birth of Salem 
ahee over all of Egypt. And Pharaoh arrayed | College, and had tlie founder of t!ie chnrch <kcmttl 

liiii,i in vestures of fine linen ; and the^- cried be 
:ibre him, Bow tlic knee : ;iEd he madt- him rn7cr 
-over all the land ef Egypt. And said witlioat 
;clWe shall Jio man lift up his hand or foot, in all 
the land of Eg3-pt. And God havina: raised up 
.Jcsiis from the dead, he hath highly exalted him, 
and h.ath given him a name which is above iCvery 
other name; that at the name of Jesus every knee 
.shall bow, of creatures in h.cavcn, and creatures in 
tlie earth, and under the earth. And ev^ery tongue 
shall confess that lie is Lord to the, glory of God 
the Father. And hath committed all judgment 
.unto him. So that there is no other name under 
heaven ^vhereby men can be saved^ but in the 
name of Jcsns. • ' , 

Deaj reader, therefore have I drawn the simili- 
.tude :between Joseph the belo^•cd son of Jacob, 
and Jcshs the only begotten, and beloved Son of 
God. the eternal Father. The" arrangement is 
original with myself, very ha.stil7 drawn ; but 
liopo is clear enough to convince all that Joseph is 
a type of Josus. and will answer the purpose I ia- 
tend it for. I submit it as an jntreduction to the 
■subsequent essays. 

Foi' Uu Pilgrim. 

Th3 "Timker CoHege." 

it esseatial to the. establishment and perpetuity of 
the cause, we cannot think this Mould enjoy the 
honor of being the first. 

Its effect upon the church is fully apparent to 
my mind, but it is needless to enumerate my 
fears ; to trouble others with forbodings in which 
tJicy have no sympathy,^ and it. is likewise need- 
less to oppose with any hopes of success the fur- 
ther pr<jsecution of the cnterjirise, knowing that 
the ball that commenced rolling at Bourbon, will 
roll" on regardless of all opposition until every 
State has its College, its nurst'nj for the rainistery. 
The current has set irresistiblj in that direction^ 
and it ie little worth to attempt to lesist it. 

The assumption that to preach the gospel suc- 
■cessfuUy we must be empowered with the aids and 
auxiliaj'ies of human learning, tliat we must arm 
©m^lves witii the v»-ea|X)n3 of tlie .enedny if w« 
would succeed, so long maintained by sectarianism, 
has at last .taken hold of the hearts of the Breth- 
ren. Ths. old adage that w-e must '•' fight the 
devil Mith fire^" has flo'^' .bee;n endorsed by tlie 
Brethren, and if they enjo.v any comfort from their 
conversion to the doctrine, they ar.e welcome to it.. 
It is a very specious and platisible theory, I ad- 
xnit, and at one time I was an ardent believer iu 
it, but I have seen sufficient fruits therefrom to 

From a circular distributed throughout the I justify me in maintaining sentiinents totally ad- 

Union among the Brotherhood, weare notified of 
tlie establishm-ent of a Colleg-e in Indiana under 
the " auspices of the Tunker Ciiureh." As this is 

verse thereto, wiiefeer right or wrong, eternity will 

For the edification of those who oppose this in.- 

an age uncqualed in the rapid marcli .aiid consu- i stitution, and for an admonition to its patrons, we 
.■?aation of ideas, we were not at all .^^urpriscd at 'produce from tie histoiy of the Apostolic Church 

T HE P. I L G Jl I iM , 


sonic testimonies beanng" directly and positively I which have come down to us; hitt they were 

oil tlii.s suhject. 

JJeginiiiiig witli tlio Apostles, Dr. Y. I>. ]\ros- 
li'Ifiii. Clianecllor of the Uiiivcsiitv of Gottiii'rcr!,- 
II learned antiquarian, says they were plebians, 
poor and HlHerafc. The term pleblan rfiguilics a 
person belonging to the common people, tlic lo^r- 
cr ranks, and M'as used by the ancient Romans, to 
distinguish them froiij the Patricians,. the wealthy 
and learned. Mr. Barnabas C. Holrbs, who de- 
livered the address at the tietlication of Salem Col- 
lege, essayed to repute this long, tiine-honored and 
luiiver.sally accepted fact, by stating that when 
Called they were untutored, but aftcrvrards they 
applied themselves to *hc acrjuisition of human 

more solicitous to exhibit the religion they had 
embraced by tlieir fanpcrs and their romiuci than 
lo crplaln its iirincq^'di s^lcntificaU^ and arrange 
tl.rni according to the precepts ofhiruian. art. 

In the proceeding Chap., Sec. 22, we have tlii.s 
additionar testimony : "All the writei's of this 
first and Infantifc age of tlvc chlirch jybsxS'xd lit- 
tle learning, genius or ■eloquence ; but in their 
simple and unpolislisd manner they e.\pr.:ss cle- 
%'atcd p'efy. AnJ this is honorable' rather than 
reproachful to the christian can.-;e. For, that a 
large part of the human race should be coiivcrLed 
to Chr'st by illiterate and imbecile men, shows 
that the propagation of Christianity must be as- 

neitlier logic nor letters had been overlooked by 
thom." But we cnnuot see it thus. It has been 
always claimed as (he chief gloiy of the church, 
and one of the brightest evidences of Its divine or- 
igin that It truimphed glorioasly over the proud 
philosophy of the Icariicd Greek, and self-righteous 
Jciv, unaided by the precepts of art, the appli- 
ftiK'CS of human learning. Wc cannot meekly 
barter this our glor)- for arguments to uphold hu- 
man institutions. 

^Matthew was a tax-gatherer, but it does not 
signify that he possessed even ordinary intellectual 
attainments, and in his narrative of the sayings 
and doings of our Lord, no skill or mental culture 
above thiVt of an ordinary letter writer is exhib- 
ited. Luke, Apollas and ilanaan are not of the 
Apostolic family, anil, though they are adduced to' 
show that there were learned nren among the 
pvimitive expositions of Christianity, yet we arc 
well assured that they did not deem it essential 
that intellectual culture should support them in 
their ministerial labors. 

On this point ]\foshicn> iut&rn>s us in his IILs- 
tory of the Church, Book 1st, Century 1st, Part 
2, Chap. 3,-Sec. 3, that (he manner of teaching re- 
ligious truths was perfectly simple, and rciuntc 

^visdom, as " in after years they gave evidence that i cribetl, not to human abilities and elorjuencc, but 

to a Divine power,'' 

And, further on Page 48, Vol. 1, j^ifos. His.,- 
Sec. 8, he says : " The cause must have been di- 
vine, which could enable men, destitute of all hu- 
man aid, poor and friendless, neither eloquent nor 
learned, fishenncn and publicans, in so short ;i 
stimc to persuade a great part of mankind to aban- 
don the religion of their fathers,. and to embrace a 
new religion which is opposed to the netural dis- 
position's of m'cir. 

[n like manner Cel'sus, Ivllan, and other ene- 
mies of the church In that age, reproached her be- 
cause 'she was composed of the poor, servants and- 
laborers In the work-shop, and in the field, wo- 
men ; persons deficient In Intelligence, rank and 

i\Iiich nlorc migl:<-t bo called from the records of 
antic|ulty in coufirn\ation of God's purpose in re- 
jecting the aid of human -NY'Isdom In propagating 
his l?oly religion, but if It is not unequivocally 
verlUcd by what is already produced, more would- 
not suffice, and even an appeal to the scriptures 
Yvould be useless, 

Xeverthcles.^ whitt docs that significant pa.ssagc 
[blind in Paul's first letter to th.c church at Cor- 
inth teach, 1 : 19-31. Evidently it Is the pur- 
pose of this divine teacher to heap contempt On 

from all tlic r«/M of the Philosophers ami all the! 
jrrcce.pfs of human art. "This,-'' he Continues, " is j littuwu learning. lie himself was eminent for 
nvaiufe.jt not ouly from the epistles of the Apo.- i •'•'■^ '"-''1"'«'^'"" of knowledge, but after his conver- 
tlc.^, but I'rom all the luoiuiincnts of this century, ' "'"-"i ^'^ ^'■"'i-'^l' ''<-' -^r'H'" 

from him all outward- 


THE P I L G 11 I M , 

acconiplishiuents and choose to "count all Ihingsl 
loiw that lie might wm Clirist." We could show i 
conchihivfly from his writijig that lie gave no at- | 
tont'oii to the " precepts •of art"' in composing his 
nunicroiiP pvoduciions, far from such weak dcvi- 
fes was tlic course of St. Paul. It has become a ; 
stcretyp«l assertion that tJod cliosc him to carry \ 
tlie gospel to tiic Gentiles, because of his eminent ; 
learning. But the united testimony of antiquity 
contradicts it. Tiie Gos])el, v.riitcn by St. Faulj 
says that " God chose the Ibolish things of tln'-s ■ 
M-orld to confound tlic wise."' It rvauld {jecosy ty- 
fliow tliat, were it necessary to tlie Ji^iccess of j 
I'aulis njiaaion to tlic Gentiles that he should be i 
educated, it was pre-eminently cs.sontial that those . 
»vho were chosen to teach the Jews slionid be ; 
5eranred, for it icrpiired mucli greater cttbrts to con- ] 
vert liiem, than any other peujvle that then existed. I 
Yet illiterate fishermen were chosen for the latter I 
M'ork. The assumption is groundless. Otlier ; 
qualities, far removed from the Jiollov,' appliances ! 
of world !)• wisdom, recommended him for tiic im- ] 
portant mission on whicli he was sent."' | 

Our own observation of tha value of a eolegiute j 
education to a minister of the gospel, fully con- ; 
firms us in the estiimation put upon it. Many of | 
tlic most ocmpieteut a.n«i.-«uceessful of our preachers i 
iwn li-ring, ys well as those that arc dead, knew 
no more of the rules and prccejits of art, of logic, ' 
rhetoric, eloquence, &c., tliat the " Tunker Col- I 
lege'' jM'oposes to teach, than did the ignorant fish- j 
erman ofGallilce; yet when tliey liftetl up their! 
voices in defence of th-e sublime trutlis of Christi- | 
anitv, mens hearts trembled and quaked. ]Niany 
whom we now could nan^c that are now living 
can thus wield the sword, but we cannot 
speak of their deeds till tliey are past the 
j'Wner of the enemy. " I 

-Of the dead we can recall their works with j 
profit. Daniel Thomas, of Kockingham co., Ya. } 
ivas a man of veri/ ordinary intellectual attain- ' 
ntents, vet he ^wsscssed a power tliat proceeded I 
from a licart imbued M'ith holy power that was j 
truly wonderful to behold, and was at once a ter-, | 
ror to the enemies, and an honored champion of i 
the friends of tiie cross of Clirist. ^A'ith the ut- { 
most aj)parcnt ease, he penetrated the hearts of 
sinners, and few there were so hardy that would , 
jiot qitsil ander his miglity appeals, his admoni- 
tions, &c. 

l^ikewisc, ,liAm Cli«e, of the same county, is an- 
otlier conclusive c^-i<-4sHias of tlie unimportance oi" 
.collegiate education.iucr^uippiiig men for the min- 
istration of the M'ord. I5nt of him it is useless to 
:speak, as his fame is as wide 'as tla, remotest bor- 
ders of the church, and though he is <kad, yet his ;_ 

inaries of^thc chtirch, arc very deficient in worldly 

Cvncerning the services of (}ur educated bi-eth- 
ren, I would not speak dctractingly, but, apart I'rom 
their aliility to read the Scriptuies in the tongues 
in v>-liieh they were first written, have wc not good 
reason to S4.apixir?e ttet their labors would have 
been as cffi-eient, with such advantages as our com- 
mon schools afford '.' 

In conclusion I will predict two results, that 
will proceed from this establishment. 

Firet, our denomination will become more {wp- 
uiiir, ami in iippearaace and luannws wq will -rxxMi 
become like other people. We will lose our ]ie^ 
euliarities, and vanity and ostentation A\ill assume 
the place of Jramility and self-abasement, which 
formerly distinguished our body. 

Second, as a consequence of the former, our 
noted humility, always the pride and glory of the 
cliristian, will depart, our reliance for help on di- 
vine power will c«ase, and practical piety will Ijc 
bat Httle eiiforecd either bv precept or e-\ample. 

Our desire now is that if auTtlung herein can 
be made serviceable to the welfare of tlic ciiyn-h 
as a body, and to individual souls, it v.-ill be put 
to practical use, and made the basis of future ac- 
tion, and that God would bless it to that end, I 
cease not to pray. D C. Moo.maaw 


For' the Pilgrim. 

Miighly deeds speak. 

Ol!i''i'~. lU'ijici Iv cciisidcrcd llic brighl-csi lum- 

Siu has brought ninch labor, pain, and sorrow 
into this world, and of all the commands given 
by God to man, there is none plainer than that 
man rausf laJjor if he would live. Even before he 
fell by transgnsssion, he ivas not to be IdJe. God 
planted a garden east\rjiixl in Eden, and there he 
put the man whom Pic had formed, as the Bible 
says, "'to dress and to kecfi it." Man has been so 
formed that a certain amount of labor has been 
found necessary for his enjoyment, or happiness. 
But after the transgression, his lot, yea his diOj, 
was to labor, and in the sweat of his face must he 
eat his bread; yea says the Bible, "in solTow 
-halt iiiou cat of Tt all the days of tliy'life." 
Idleness ;s one of the great sins of the ehiklreu 
of men, as it shall be my object to show. There 
arc manycases which wc jnight refer to,but as by the 
month of two or three witnesses every word shall 
be established, T will only refer to a few of the 
juany. "Sin "ls the transgression of the law."' 
'i'licn in the face of what we have already said, 
idlcnes- is the iranv^gix-rfsioii of the law, in conlir- 


iuatioii of which \vc quulc from Paul, "he that ( 
knowe'tli to do good, and docth it not, to him it is | 
sin." Ao-iiin, Sodom aud Gomorrali are set forth ; 
for an example, sdfferiug the vengeance of eternal ! 
tiro, and in referring to the sins of Sodom,, vrc find | 
•■•abundance cf idleueas" to be one of he*- promi- 
nent sins. Paul says, "work- with your own | 
liands, as wc CL-rnniandcd you," aud "this we com- 
manded vou, that if any wouki not work, neither 
siiould he eat." It has been remarked with a 
great amount of ]?iblc truth, that "every child 
who would have a home iu heaven, must guard 
ag'unst this, sin." To the mature man Paul writes 
"if auv provide not for his own, and specially for 
those uf his own house, he has denied the faith, 
and is .vorsc than an iufidcl." I have now said 
enough for temporal labor, and as the Bible is 
very explicit to connect the labor of the body, 
Avitii that of the soul, the subject necessarily re- 
quires it that I make some remiirlis on the latter; 
and in doing so, I may again refer to some of the 
above named subjects. To labor for our souls, 
sliould be ourfir^l and chief aim. 

Christ says, "strive to enter in at the strait 
gait." If any one ever gets to heaven he must 
strive, or agonize — make immediate and strenu- 
ous ettbrts. "Come unt© me all ye that labor and 
iirc heavy laden,— 'is the language of our Saviour, 
I am fully convinced some streniious effort, some 
ai'-oniziu'^ labor, some immediate force, is necessa- 
rv, if ever a sinner reaches the mansions of glory, 
or is saved. "The kingdom of heaven suffercth 
violence, and the violent take it by force;" yea, 
says Christ, "every man presseth into it." While 
Christ invites to come, may all tliose that have 
"gone astray," resolve with the prodigal "will 
arise, and go," — for none can come to the Father, 
Init by Christ, the Son. But while all sinners 
must labor if they desire to oome to Clii'ist, it is 
no less- the duty o/ the child of God< The' child 
of God must labor to mta into rest, he must 
press to-^^■ard the mark — he must run the race — 
he must fight tlie good fi(?(it of faith — his last 
works must be mory than the first. I infer from 
Paul's writings that if we do- not labor, we are in 
danger of fallings and- experience aud observation 
have proven to many, the tiutii of Paul's lan- 
crua-i-o. The lukewarm christian God will spew 
out of His mouth, the braui'h liiat bears no fruit 
he will take away. May we then all labor iu the 
"" vincvard of Clu'jst. The laivgu-jgc already quot- 

ed will applv to the soul, as wtU as the body' 
namelv, "tliat if aiiy would' not work, neither 
should he cat," and "if any provide not tor his 
own house" (that is food, or diet,)— for fathers 
must bring up their cliildreii iu the nurture and 
admonitiou of theLord. O, parents,^ let us not 
neglect the souls of our children, for in the way 
We^train, or bring them up, they will continue to 
"■0, "Train up a child in the way he should go. 
and when he is old he ^\-ill not depart from it." 
Parents, do we believe the w-ord of the Lord ■.' 
Then look well to your children/ and spare no 
time, labor, nor means, to bfiug them lip' in the 
good old way of thf Lm*d. God's people ^raust 
bo "a peculiar people zealous" of good" wOrks." 

Idleness has not only been one 6f the great 
sins of the world, but also of the church,'. I mean 
there has been those iu the church who been 
so. One of tiie seven churches in Asia had_ lost 
its "first love," and froni the words of Christ I 
infer that th'*y were negligent in some of their 
duties, for says' He, "if ye love me keep my_ com- 
mandments;- and says' the apostle, "this is the 
love of God, that we keep His command meiit'?-.-'' 
Again, anotlier, church Avas. "lukewarm," and of 
course idle to its duties, for w^e are "created in 
Christ Jesus unto good works," and of course^ we 
arc idle if we do not walk in them. I infer from 
the language of Christ that idleness is a:in whi-li 
will be the cause of our rejection by God." EV- 
erv branch in me that beareth not fruit,- He' tak- 
eth awav," Paul says, "let us labor to enter into 
tlia't rest, lest any man fall. .And Peter w^-ites; 
"if ve Jo t nose thing's, ye shall never fall ;-_" aiirl- 
as so' many have fallen and do tltll, we mnsi cbn- 
clude that they have not labored iu all things as 
they should have done, and of course were idle to 
some of their duties. It was when the disciples 
of Christ "continued steadfastly in the apostles' 
doctrine aud fellowship, aud iu breaking of bread,- 
and in prayers," that "fear came upon every soul, 
aud many wonders and signs were done by the 
apostles," and that "the word of God grew so- 
ruighty and prevailed." Yes, brethren, if we arc' 
zealoiis of good works, our zeal will provoke Very 
many. The words of the wise man are as appli- 
cable to our present spiritual house, as to our tern-" 
poral one, uameljj "by much slothfulness the 
buikling- decayeth; and through idleiiess Of the 
hands, th'c house droppcth through." Fellow 
travelers, one and a'lT, hi us remcui'bcr the history 
and doom of Sodom,- aird Ifow k :s' held up before 
us as an example, that we slfou'ld not do likewise, 
and one of her promiuentsins was that of IDLE- 

May God save us from the sanac sin. "Let u? 
not be weaiy iu well-doing, for in due season we' 
shall reap, if we tiiint not." 

.Xi.iAU Lon\:am:'Ki:k. 


T II i: V IL G II I M 

Com3 to Jesus. 

riic uivifaMon lias gone forth— f^alvatioii is frcc- 
!y otrercd to a]]. TJicre is uoiie cxcrptccl. All 
have travclal nway from God, and to be asraiu in 
union vntJi Jiiri), must return. God was in Christ 
reconciliug the world unto liim.sclt— the original 
f=iri has been atoned for, therefore eJiildrea wiio 
die 111 their infancy, are saved by the atonement. 
Jesus laid Iii.s hands on little children and blessed 
them and said, " of such is tJie kingdom of heaven." 
But those who have ears to h.ear, and hearts to 
tinderstand, that are capable of of knowing good 
Irom evil do not come under this rceonciliation.— 
\ou who are capable of hearing, believing and 
obeying the la^v of God and do" it not, become 
fransgrtssors because you reject the truth against 
better light and knowledge. Eemembcr it°hatli 
been said, this is the condemnation, that light has 
Wine into the world, and again, God is calling you ' 
to turn, tor why will ye die? 

Jesus said to the Jews, "You will not come to 
me that you may have life." The invitation is to ' 
all. Come fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, j 
!>!ind and halt, lame and mangled in sin, come for ' 
all things are ready. The great Supper is made ! 
ready and the invitation is extended. Jesus says 
come, tiic spirit and the Eiidc say come, and who- j 
soever will, let him come and partake of the wa- i 
tcrs of life freely. There is no other name through I 
which salvation can be obtained save the name'of ' 
Jesus. Come to Jesus, repent of your sins, and ( 
be converted that your sins maybe blotted out, I 
and be reconciled to God by his word of reconcil- 
iation. "If you hear his voice harden not your . 
hearts." If yoi. tarry till you are better you ncv- i 
cr will conic at all. The longer you tamper with 
the v,-ooings of the spirit, theliarder will you be- ' 
conic. As long as you remain aloof from the ' 
church, the wrath of God is upon you. 

Oh sinner, how awful ! How can you lie down - 
to sleep with tlic wrath of God resting upon you? 
Why not seek peace and pardon when it may be 
found as there is no peace, saith raj God for tbe 
wicked, and no repentance beyond the grave, but 
when death tiud? you, it is said, "Ke that is filtJty 
let him be filthy still." As we die so must we- 
a!.i)ear in judgment, and it is declared tluit the 
ungodly shall be east into hell. 

Tlii= d.^ar sinner, is not the will of Ge<T :un\ if 
you are s-j unforlunate aa to be lost^ it vrill In; U- 

causc you made choice of death rather than come 
to Jesus and live. God sent his Son into tlie 
world that we miglit all be saved, and it is liis 
j will that wc all shall bo saved, but has left it to 
our own choice. Salvation and destruction is set 
before you. AVhich will you have? O, dear sin- 
ner, accept salvation and live forever. Take up- 
on you the yoke of Jesus and learn of him that 
you may find rest to your souls, and obtain an en- 
trance into the city pf our Ged, " where the wick- 
ed shall cease from troubling, and llic weary are 
at rest" — wliere there vrill be no more sorrow 
sickness and death, but all will be joy unspeakable 
and full of srlorv. 


For the FilQrnn. 

A Word to the Youns;. 

1 o 

, That religion is the eliif concern cf all, is the 

. dcclaralion of the Most High, and early religion 

I is what he solemnly requires. "Ileniomber thy 

\ Creator in the days of thy youth, M'hilc the evil 

days come not, nor the years draw nigh when 

[ thou shalt say I have no pleasure int hem." Let 

j rcligon possess the first place in your licart, for 

its Avortliy of it. In the days of thy youtli , 

those best days, prepare to meet your God. AVhilo 

young make him ycur friend. Seek an enduring 

mansion in the skies. The blessed Saviour aa ho- 

spake as never man spake, declares the importance 

and value of seeking him in ycur young days. 

"AVhat shall it profit a man if gain the wliole 
world and lose his own soul. Most persons will 
acknowledge the importance of religion, but are 
not willing to take up the cross and follow Jesus 
in his own appointed way. The command cf 
Christ is to enter in at the straight gate. Thesc- 
words import, contending in the most resolute and 
earnest manner, and as it were, forcing a way 
through ^Thafcver may oppose. Many, my yonng-^ 
friends, arc the sources -whence this opposition 
arises. Tl;c corruption of your own heart wilj 
oppose the entrance of divine truth into your soul,, 
the false and deceiving e[H'nions of the v,orlo? 
would te-acli you to look on the true christian a* 
not being hapjiy, but fiicy arc those who are liulv 
happy. The llur'dalicn of rcliuiou Is laid in a' 

T 1 1 E I' I L G II I irT 


Iviiowledgcof our own guilt and depravity. As 
sickness teaches the patient to prize the physician's 
akS, as slavery leads the captive to sock for liber- 
ty, and condemnation makes the criminal cry for 
mercy, so the knowledge of our own cornkmna- 
tion and guilt prepares the soul for the reception 
«f Jesus. Arc you acquainted wit'h this? arc 
you sensible that you have rebelled against a God 
of love ? If yoii have, the Lord has declared, 
''Ex-cept ye repent ye shaii all likcwiss perish." j 
<!od now commands all men everywhere io re- I 
pent. If yoa become a penitent seeker, Jesus ! 
says, "come unio me all ye that labor and arc ' 
Jicavy laden and I will give you rest," "lie tliat I 
conieth to me I wiil in no wise cast out." But I 
my young -friends, do not mistake the nature of i 
tliG gospel, or imagine because tl-.e soul is saved 
through the obedieiiCG and deatii of Christ, you 
M-ill be saved by simply believing in his wcrd. 
When Jesus invites the humble soul to him, he 
adds: "talce my yoke upon you and Icani of me 
for I am jneek and lowly in heart, and you shall 
find rest for your souls." "Ye arc my f\-iends ifj 
you do whatsoever I command you." "IC a man I 
love me ho will keep my words." The true 
christian's faith is represented as, faith which 
works by love, and without the fruits of holijicjs, 
faith is dead, being alone. The Son of God says 
to his disciples, "let your light so shine before 
■men that they may sec your good works and glo- 
rify your Father which is in heaven," The apos- 
tle Riul argues that true christians are dead to 
sin, and declares that the Son of God gave him- 
self for them with this design, that he might re- 
«lecm them from all iniquity, and pur'.fy unto 
liimself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 
If you from your heart, receive the Saviour as 
your all, you will submit tj him as your sover- 
eign Lord. You will love his commandments as I 
just and holy. Ileuco your lives can no longer 
be devoted to the pursuits of trifling vanities, for 
you are not your own, but have .a nobler object to 
mintl. You have a God to gloriiy, and a Saviour ' 
to honoi-, a Saviour whose command to c\-crv om- 
<'Niis djsciplcs IS, follow tliou me. He has left 
lis his c-vamplc tiiat wc >hyuld follow in hi- ];»■.(.- 

i Now my dear young friends, perhaps many of 
I your flithers and mothers are followers of Jesus, 
, if S9, I believe many a tear has stolen down the 
furrowed cheek in your behalf, perhaps many a 
prayer has entered heaven for you, and with all 
will you still travel the broad road which will bo 
for a few moments compared with the day of gen- 
eral judgment, that day fbr which all other days 
were made. That day, while it covers the wick» 
jcd M'ith confusion, Ts-ill realizc,^the young chris- 
tian's fondest hopes. You musf behokf all itn 
solemnities. Then God shall bring every Work 
into judgment with every secret thing, whctlior it 
be good or whether it be evil. We must all ap- 
pear before the judgment scat of Christ that every 
one may receive the things done in the body ac- 
cording to that he has done, whether it be good 
or bad. "And before him shall be gathered alj 
nations, and ho shall separate them one from tho 
I other as a shepherd divideth his sheep, oM iiu 
I shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the 
goats on the left; then shall the King say wnfcv 
them on the right hand, come, ye blessed, of my 
h\ather inherit the kingdom prepared for vou- 
from th« foundation of the world, and to them' ou 
the left hand, depart from me ye cursed into ever- 
lasting punishment, but the righteous into life 
eternal." How solemn is this rein-esoaiation ; 
how infinitely so, will bo tlio reality before that 
judgment throne! You audi must meet there 
I must give account for the motives that has in ' 
fluenced me in writing these pages, an<l \ou, for 
the improvement you shall make of them. IIow 
happily will we meet that day if you will now 
turn to the Lord and choose the narrow path. 
Then, when wc arc numbered with the dead, 
when our last hour is fiiiisiicd and all liie sorrows 
of life concluded forever, O, may those minis- 
tering angels that watch thy ehildrens' steps, con- 
vey us home to that bright world above where aU 
Is joy, peace and happiness at tJiy right hand, ai:c! 
pieasurcs lor ever more, 

G. A\'. ]5kicki:i;. 

JVmUi comes to a good ijuiii (o relieve him; it 
comes (o a bad one, (o rclirvr sociciv, 


THE P 1 L G 11 I ^l . 

It Wonld Not bs R'.glit- 

Harn- Tarbox^ you're the very boy ^ve ^Mint I' 
exclaimed Dick Chester, going eagerly tcvarck 
his schoolmate. It was vaoation, and these boys 
Mho had not left town met every afteruooa in the 
academy "campus " to play base-bull. 

"All right," said Harry, what do yot> want, old 

•'A party of ns are going to Eden l\ock to- 
morrow to spend the day. We're to take Uncle 
Fred's boat.^and row there, carry our dinners, and 
'liave a good time in the -.vocds, getting homo by 

"Dick, you don't raca;i to-morrow ; to-morrow 
is Sunday. What are you thinking of? I'll join 
you on ^londay with pleasure," 

"' Xo, Harry ; I mean to- morrow. I know is't 
■iSuuday. AVe won't do anything wrong. ^There's 
the liarm in quietly taking a boat, and quietly 
rowing over a beautiful river, and staying all day 
hi a grand forest ? V>'hy, " the groves were God's 
Mrst temples,'" said Dick, striking an attitude, and 
looking triumphant. 

" And breaking the four ilj coramandmcnt." 
' llcmember the Sabbath day to keep it holy', is 
■what God says. I shall have nothuig whatever 
to do with the affair. Dick, my boy, give it up. 
Mr. Ashton will expect you ii) i^unday -school." 

Frank Duncan, John smith, let's all be in our 
places to-morrow at Sunday-school, and go on 
our excursion oa Monday." 

"Harry Tarbox is afraid to go; His father," 
began Dick Chester, using the common ai'gunient 
which so often tempts boys away from ^vllat is 

" I ai'ii afraid to go,"' returned Harry wiih eui- 
phasis. '•'Father would not approve of it ; my 
Heavenly Father M'ould be angry too. It would 
uot be right." 

"There's no use in pursuading Hany,' said 
l"rank Freehold. " When ho says, It would not 
be right,' he's like a rock, and there'd be no fun 
without him."' 

" It's A wicked thing, anyhow," said John Smith ; 
" we'll wait till Monday." 

it is wonderful how one deciiicd act i-lcars the 
•p.ay for a christian. Harry's manly standing u[) 
for Sabbath-keeping made his way cisier for uui- 
i)y a wo<jk-dav : and he iiaincd au influence over 

' his companions which was worth more thai? 

■ gold. 

.' Sunday-school boys, watch for nj-portunities,- 

and never be afraid to speak a bold word, God 
j helping you for the right , and when vou cons^n- 

entiouslv sav of anvthincr,"It would not Lie rin-ht," 
i Stand there as if your feet were planted on a rock.- 
I — Yoang Filgrini. 

Put Some Salt in It- 

Mother what makes vou put salt in everything 
you cook ? Everything you make you put in a 
little salt, aud sometimes a gi'cat deal." 

So spoke observing little Annie as she stood 
looking on. 

"Well Annie, I'll make you a little loaf of bread 
without any salt, and see if you can find it out." 

"Oh, mother, it doesn't taste a bit good,"' said 
she after she had tasted it. 

"Why not?" 

"You didn't put any salt in it." 

"Mcther," said Annie a day or two afterward, 
"Jane Wells is the worst girl I ever saw; she 
?ilaps her little brother, and pulls his hair, and acts 
real hateful. AVhcu I told her it was naughty to 
do so, aud if she would be kind to her brother ho 
would be kind to her, she only spoke rough to nic 
and hit him again, Yt'hy won't she take my ad- 
vice, mother ?"' 

"Perhaps you didii't put any salt in it. Season' 
your words with grace, my child. Ask help of 
God in all you say and do ; and your Mords spo- 
ken in the spirit of Christ,- will not fall to the 
ground. Don't forget to put salt in it, or else it 

won't taste good." — Little Soica , 


Heavei}.^ " 

In' heaven there \VilI be no more tears .' "It is' 
tearless, because it is sorrowless; it is sorrowlcss,- 
becatjsc it is sinless; it is sinless, because it is the 
dwelling-place of the holy Lord, and of the spir- 
its of just men made perfect. How magnificent 
the description : 'And God shall wipe away all 
teaTB from their eyes', and there shall bc no more 
death, neither sorrow uor crying, Hcifher shall 
there be am'- more pain.' 

"CoiiPdc in the ifnOlKWgeableii^ss of Christ's 
Icvc. yo'fhi'bg shall lake '.I: from you, or sepcratc 

T H I-: r I L G RIM, 


you from it. it cb!>s not with (lie cbbiiit; <if your; 

-lu this issue will be comiiicnced an cssa 

■feelings, it eliills not with the ehill of your iift'ec- (ck .pjirts, i:)y D. l\ Saylcr, on. " Joscpli, a type of 
lions, it changes not with the changing scenes u-ml j^.^^g." jf ...^ ^^.^ ^ j'^j,| ^j- ,^.^ ' ,^,^^;^^ ^^^^. 

'.'ireumst-iinees 01 vour Ijie. L>r,.. .-,„,i„, ^ „ r • x- ,l ,li i" -n - ,• ■ i 

• ' -our reatlers a religious feast thiit will oe relished 

k Good Answer. 

■''Sir," said a lad, coming down h ^hm in Bos- 
ton, and addres.-i ig a weH kucwr. metehanic ; "sir, 
have you any bertli for mc on your ship ? I want 
'lo'ea-''n sonietliing," 

"\Vhat can yon do :P Asl<cd llic gentleman. ; j),g L-rotherliood 

by all. Also will .soon a];pcar, " Spasmodic Re- 
ligion,"' and a host of others in their turn. "Wave 
the PiLoni.\t',s banner, dear brethren and sister-i 
unfurl its glorious truths, enlarge its borderg, and 
cease not your eftbvt.s until its lovely name be- 
comes a common-place word in every household iu 

Our list might be doubled if we had asuflicient 

"1 can tr^- my best to do whatevjr I am put to," ' 
answered the boy. 

"What have ^ou done?" i """■'^-' oi geod active agents. On our agents dc- 

"I iuivc sawed and- split all mother's wood for ; pcuds cau- success. One aged brother sent us al- 
ii igli two years." j raor^t one Inrndrecl names. There are a number 

'•What have you not done? asked the ^g-eutfe- Uf .other brethren that have territories equally 

'"'"li-'\','''''' ''"'' '' ''"'?' ?°'1 ^'^IJi^^^^"^- ji^ood. Brethren, sisters, and friends to the cause 

Well, sir, answered the bov, aTtcT a moment s i .,• r i i i r. i t i 

iT I * ! ■ J • ,• . ,1 „i -c^.. „ I 61 aesiis help u.«, and God bless your cfsorts and 

"1 Iiave not v/lusMei'ta OTCC-e '111 -school iioir a - ■ '^ ' j •■"■ 

■whole year." 

"Tliji.t's cnoKgh./' said the gentkiiinn ,; "vmi irrtay 
ship iftboarcJ fckis -vessel, .and I .ko.pc tl'o .-sec you 
master of her bonic 'day- A -boy wIki can master 
Ji wood pile 3nd bridle his tongue iiuist be made 
•iif good stutt'."— CVhJs'-PcpcT. 


Is tke Pilgrim Improving ? 

■curs, that many. may yet be made to say : " Blessed 
is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.' 

— — On account of wishing to move our ofliee 
this week, our printers have made a " rush," and 
iu consequence, the [^Pilgrim M-ill make its ap- 
pearance one day earlier than usual, so that some 
of our readers will have the pleasure of reading 
it several day.s before date. We have long felt 

, our cramped easiCiitioi^ tund therefore the change 

"^Vhen we read the many encomiums lavished I i"to mer€ jorafortabk quarters will be altogether 
tipon us by ourreadcrs, look at our largely increased ; tigveoabJe. 
territi.ry, our many new and valuable conti-itiitors, | -^1,^^,^ .^,.», .^ ,„,mbcr of cotnplaints about 

4Uid then take a look at our MS, box crowded I ,i,„ t),,^.,,,., j. ,i • -11,1 i > 

. . , . I tiie J n.^'ntiM Hot 'being received bv those who hav'-'- 

^\\U\ papers ot vital iiiiiiortance, wo are temiited 1 , -i j ,. ^, -,, , . 

^ ^ ,, . ! , , ., J «"bscnbed for them, l-or this we are sorrv, bui 

to answer the (lucs-iwn ourselves, but as that . , ^ , 

11,1 It: 1 /• , 1 V j are happy t<Jiiay the fault is not with us. 'I'lic 

^vould look selhsh,',ve prefer to leave it uiianswer- 11^ j "• • ■ ml 

od, and leave the voluntary con^.ncndations of our - ''^'^''^ ^''«= '"""•''' ^"'^ frequently with those who' 

readers, and caui- inereasino- circulation decide, j ^'^^"'■^ ''-^ nanft-s. Sometimes some of the names 

urc omiited — some so badly written that It is iin- 
peiisible -to read them, and oecasionallv the add^c<^; 

will appear as llist as we get room tor them. j not pivjpcrlv given. 

SoiUKj .of our contributors are in the habit of Post-masters sometimes retain papci-s in the of^ 

semliiig penciled MS. If thosv< brethren ^vould ! fi^.^ „„tii t],^ postage* is paid, (which on the Pii.- 

3WVC to transcribe such copy when they ought to ' 

We arc happy t« say that our box, at tliis time, 
ci)ntains many papers of no ortlinaiy iMtercst and 

have their eyes closed in elcep, they would not 
need to be told that go<Kl black iid< is highly 
])rized by editors. W'q will do the besi we can 
•with what we have on hand, at oiU' leisure, but 
i-emember, from thiv; time forward, all such co])y 
will tempt us tc (jpeii our waste 1«rx, at least, tilJ 
the ■-even years vl' plenty are past., '^ 

Gnfjf is five cents per (piarter, in adv'Uicc.) 

Attend to these things, and then if the papers 
do not come the fault will be elsewhere. 

When the Pii.aiMM. does not roiiic wiihiii a 
. i-4uisoiiable length of time, i'rt lis know wiiat Xo.s, 
iirc missing and we will iVi the vcrv best ■»\(.' tuin 
i ill l-e[ilai-iiig thrill; 


T II E P I L G II I iVr. 

Dear Brethren ; — As I am qnitc aloiic, so far 
ns luiina-.i society is coiKrcfned, amidst natures pro- | 
ibiind stillnc^?. this lonely Sabbath evenifig,- n-;t!i ' 
liutliinc: to aiinov or disturb tlic ciniet and isolated j 
scene at home, my mind is deeply imprcscod vriti! i 
thing? relating not only to happiness here in this | 
vale of tears, biU also, to a state of blessedness 
hereafter. ^Iv tlionghts have soared aloft to the 
reahnns of endless day,"\vhere ray possessions lie," ! 
M'here our dear i\edeemer dwells,, and where the 
diserabo;licd spirits of our loved ones arc with 
CJod who Slave them. | 

Iii mv waaderinov; I have llowu over loftv hills ! 
and towering iriouutains to the one favored spot i 
whence proceeds onr weekly guest that is clothed i 
with a pilgrim's garb, whose welcome visits, all j 
fraudit with messao;cs of love, doth kindlv cheer I 
us oil the h.cavenly way. , j 

It is tlirough sisterly afection, aiid an unbiased 
regard for the same, v.hicli I consider wortliy of i 
iatt-essdon, that I now pen these lines vrhc-ther j 
•asrcca'ble or 'o'tlierAvisc. i 

Wc as a fenailj, united in sentiment, desire to | 
■encourage aud soisiain your eiibrts, which icc con- 
ceive hate been alike, uatii-iag and commendable. 
lAnd while you essay to "'remove not the land- 
marks that oiu" father's have set "we wi^h you 
abundant succesSi 

Perusing our ditterent periodicals regularly, we 
have become acquainted more tlioroiighly witli the 
tlivei'sity of opinion existing among the Brethren, 
which is unpleasant as well as painful to know. 
Vi'c are (iftcn grieved to learn that so many ob- 
jections arc preferred against our church Papers, 
as pleas for not supporting them. Some think 
there are too many published, and that all togeth- 
ci" costs too imick and beside this requires too 
■much time to read them, as wc thus too likely 
neglect th«= Bible, as thottgh they contained no 
lessons therefrom, or, arc not founded on tlie i 
broad basis of Trvth — and fis though those who ^ 
prepare and send them forth arc not "our breth- 
ren "the servants of our Lord, by whom they ex- 
pect' to be owned \\hen He comes to make up Kis ' 
jewels. : 

If ws truly love the Bible', onr papers will not 
teach ns to neglect the sacred volume or, to lo\"C ! 

• . ! 

Sis teachings les^. ■ 

It becomes us to be eavefu! not to consuiuc ; 

more tin^c cond'cmuiiig ihcfse who write as wcl? 
as tliat v.hich is written, tiian is occupied in pc- 
fXtsfiig the jMvgos of Holy Vrrit. 

"NVo hope an-d brieve, that mraiey willingly 
spent in tliis way by brethren and sisters is cast 
in to the treasury of High Heaven to be receiv ed 
again with usury, and I would that cver\' bro's, 
house in tiie land "were open for their reception.- 

As early impressions are most lasting, if chil- 
dren were taught by their pareiits to read and 
love theui, much trouble might tlius be avoided'. 

Instead of iiction aud folly, the seeds of vital 
piety would be implanted in their youthful hearts 
that v^'ill eventually yield a fruitful harvest. 

Then fearless of cp]iosition, continue to send 
fortli thePitGUiM In the strength of Elijah's God. 
"If the Vfork is of the Lord it shall prosper, if of 
man it mud come to naught. "^^s brethren aud 
sisters, one and all, let u& go hand in hand and 
united in h.cart, in tlie service of our Master, de- 
termined with the Xew Year to start afresh for 
heaven, letting nur light sa shine before the world 
thatthose -who behold it, may glorify our Heaven- 
ly Father. Let us show to the ^voi•ld that we 
have been with Christ, and learned of Him meek- 
ness and lowliness of hear'. xVs onr venerable 
father used to say. ''Love not in word or in 
tongue but in deed and in trutli."' Do veliffion.- 
It is a reasonable service. '•'Actions speak louder 
than words."Hc is-' gone but his prcccj)t3 linger 
still, and are well remembered by many who rcad- 
thc pages of the Pilghim. . 

Your sister in the faith of the Gospel. 

M. A. €r. ECKEK. 

Widnui Bomm, Pa. 

Dear Pilgrim: Aceoixliryg to proposal made 
through the P'^gritsy, bn>. J. Steel and myself start- 
ed on the 2-5tli of Jan., stayed the first night witli 
friend J. C. Calhoun. Durinsr thenio-ht'itsnowecl 
and sleet-cd and the next d.'iy we hud the most dis- 
agreeable travel ever I had, blit being full of cour- 
age and patience wc ci'ossed over four mountains,- 
distancc abotit -34 miles, an4 at 7 o'clock in the 
evening of the 20th arrived at our first appoint' 
mciit at bro. SoUciiberger's, 3 miles from Mcr- 
cei-sburg, Franklin co. Pa. Jan.- 2Tth, two meet- 
ings at Brandt's M. Il.y Back Creek cliunli. -JStls 
at (Jtig's b'. ri. and in the evening at the Upioii- 

T li K IM I. G 11 I M , 

Si -J 

S. il. '29tli to tlie Falling Spring cln'.rcJi, same 
■c'o. — two mcctiug-.s in the Antietani il. II. oOtli 
at 10 A. M., in Iladis M. II., a house built by 
sister Hade at a cost of 05000. In tlie evening in 
the Franklin H, 13. .".1st in the Fslling Spring 
?il. H., and in the evening In the i\Ioiinl .'lion I\I. 
11. W'h. 1st, \vent to the Antictam oongregation, 
had two meetings in rrice'.s j\I. 11. 2d at 10 A. 
!M. in Snowbergcr's ^l. H., and in the evening ir. 
•the Amsterdam M. H., biultl«y bro. Abram, Sliock- 
ey. l-'eb. 3d to '^^'ashington co., Md., had two 
meetings iji the W-elty M. H. Theii€c to the 
Beaver Creek congregation, and the 4th, evening 
meeting in Fahrney's M. 11. Feb. 5tk at IH A. M. 
an the Beaver Crock M. II., went back to Fahr- 
siey's M. H. and had meeting in the evening and 
iwo on the 5ta at the same The 7tli left 
-for the Manor eono-rcgation, had four nieeting.s in 
the Maiwr ii. ir. On the 9th had twc» meetings 
in the Potomac Ji. ii., 4 miles S. E, of "Wiliiam,'-- 
jiort. Feb. 10th, went to "W^elch linn congrcga- 
•tlon, evening meeting in the Broad Fording meet- 
ing-house. At 10 A. M. in the I>og meeting-house, 
then went back to the Broad Fording laeeting- 
liouse agaiii in the evening. Feb. 12th, had meet- 
ing at 10 A, M. at the same 2>lace, and in the eve- 
ning in the Welch Bun meeting-house in Frank- 
lin eo., Pa. which ended our labors for this time 
■an the Conacoegig A'allcy, having attendctl 53 
ajipointments, generally well attended and mucli 
interest maninc-sted. We fondly liope that good 
impressions iiave bean made, and some made to 
feel the necessity of .speedy repcntauee, for frequeut, 
applications have boon made for admission. 

Mav God grant a blessing to die humble labors 
of love we tried ta perform among the m-embers 
oC Franldin and "Washington go's. Slay it be 
for the strengthening of our faith, the increasing of 
love, and the perfecting of hope which makcth not 
ashamed, but giveth iis a free adnjittance into the 
triumphant Church iu-heaven, to unite there with 
all the sanctified in singing songs of praise to God 
and the Laiub forever and evci'. 

"We enjoyed our triji with the highest cnjoy- 

;mcnts, by having the pleasure of sweet a.ssociations 
with many loving brethren and sisters whom we 
formerly knew, and likewise formed acquaintances, 
and had happy a.^sociations M'ith many not known 
before. AVe feel truly under obligation to be 
thankful for .their kind hospitality, their fervent! 

;li3,ve manlfe.itol, wherever we were, to make us , 

couu'brtablc and happy, an<l feel conliJent that 
God v.'ill reward them in the rcsurrcciion of tiie 
just. We arrived safely at ourrespc-ctive places of 
comfort, and found our families all \re]l. Thanlc 

: God for liis protecting care and preservation of 
ro-a.<onable health while exposed to the inclt-mcncv 

' of vigorous winter davs. 

Yours in tli-e lyve ol' ihn Gospel and in the bonds 
■of fnitcrtiitv, Lkokak^! Ft" j;kv. 

KoRA Springs, Iow.\, 
Ucor Ihilhnu: — As ehirrcji nc-\\s is alwav.s 
interesting, I will inibrni you that we had a .«eric.s 
of mcetissg dni-ing the last ;wo weeks ia thi-s arm 
of the cluuvli. During this lime eightecu pre- 
cious souls were made willing to seek refuge iiL 
Jesus, and -were received into his h\<\ by baptism. 
Some of oisr brethrdn frorj the South were with 
us during the meetings, and we hope the Lord 
will reward them for their labors of love. 

W. "WoRK>rAX. 

Kassox, W. Va., I 
Feb. 3d, 1871. )■ 
llroV'tcr Piftjrihi- : — 1 drop you a few lines to 

let you kno«' ho^^• I am prospering in this rouf>h 
and troublesome country. I get along verv well 
while God is with me, but sometimes I feel v.-eak 
and discouraged. Then it is thatjl flee to him who 
has promised to be a refuge to those that put their 
trust in him. Those who live where the brethren 
are nnraerous, do not know what temptations are, 
but thanks be to the Lord I feel more like serv- 
ing God than I did a year ago, although I come 
far short of m}' duty, but by the prayers of mv 
brethren and the lielp of God, I will still reside 
here a while and helji to build up our Ziou. 

I ■will now tell you ho'u" the church is progress-* 
ing. We have not had any additions to the cluirch 
during the winter, bat some are halting between 
two opiuioiis. They still have preaching every 
two weeks, but I have not attended often, as the 
M-eatlier was so inclement tliat I could not go as 
I have no conveyance. I aticuded meeting one 
night — a distance of one and a half niiles, through 
snow sixteen inche-'-' .deep, not having good health 
at the time, but never found tiiat it injured me. 

Two wec'k-;, iigo I was at mccling, aiid I felt 
that the i."rd '.yus present. 


T H E P 1 L G li I M. 

I lliiiik if Sdiiic niore ^vuuld do as I liave doiiC;, 
t;o out ill the borders they woidd do others good 
;is well a.s tlieiRSfl /e.-^. I mvH ^\■\^h some' opjio- 
serr; who tell mc that my pkiin drcr-winy i.-- of no 
])urposc, and that Meai'iiig a cap inakes me look 
nl'f, but thank Clod it uuly makes mc the firmer, 
as it is a raarlc that distiHguit^hes Hi-e from the 

ThePii.GKiJt is a welcome visitor to isie throOgh 
tlie wintor, a id on Sundays I often read' them to 
my two little motherless r.ej)hc\vs for whose wel- 
lare I am mnch interested, fearing lest their young 
ininds should be led astray. 

^\'ith this I close. — Your sister in Christ'; 
Bettik a. Boa\'i:us. 

Answer to Qiury in Vol. 2 Page 48. 

i*7/-.v/. Preadiinf;; is to jiroelaim, to ])ublish, A'o. 
while prophesying is to make known future events. 
To prophesy is to foretell, under divine inspira- 
tion, certain things which are to happen. Of 
course prophesy is a revelation from God, maile 
through man tc) man, respecting future events. 2 
Peterl: 21. 

/Second. We understand Paul to nrcan' what he 
says in the 5th vcTse of the 1 2th chapter of Cor. 
"But every woman that prayeth or prophesyeth 
M'ith her head uncovered dishonoretli her head." 
]My understanding of the above is this: every 
■worship that will require the man to Uncover his 
head, will require tlic woman to cover her head, 
and if the hair be the covering, that Paul alludas 
to as the covering for the woman,, the man must 
cut his all off, for it is a shame for a man to pray 
with his head covered, if the' hair 6e tlie covering. 
From the 6th and 7tb verses it is plain that Paul 
had an allusion to another covering aside from the 
natural covering. 

Third. He means married and unmarried, rich 
and poor, young and old, for ye arc all one iu 
Christ Jesus our Lord,. Gal; 3: 27, 28. 

Dear sister be steadfast, unmovable always 
abounding iu the works of the Lord in as muth 
as you know your labor is not in vain in the Lord, 
and in due season wc sliall reap if we faint iK:t. 

W.. .B. SK.&&.. 


GARBER — In the Middle River Branch, Augusta CO., Va., 
on the 2nd of Jan. J871, bro. ,TonN II. G.iHBEE, of 
Consumption, aged about 41 years. 

Occasion improved to a l.irge concourse of friends and 
3'olalions by bro. Gish from 111. and othcr.s. The subject of 
Mils notice came to the cUurcIi under peculiar circumstan- 
f es. Wheu the war brclw out he found he would have to 

go i*i!?lie anS5^ or refugee in t-he West, and seeing the ex - 
'Jeediiig sinfulness of llie woi'ht, and his fiw n sins, he came 
to the brethren by night — Uot as Meodemus came to the 
Saviour by night for I'ear of the Jews — as. wc believe he 
eame by uight for I'ear of tlie rebels-, and was received into 
tie churcli by baotism. lie then refugeed, leaving his wife 
in care of her kind pai'«ats- Ait-er tha war clo.scd he came 
bade nsld was chosen dcaCon. His bodj- now rests in the 
grave, but we hfwe rvhope tliat his soul is resting in the 
])aradise of God. His wife (a sister) and two children,. 
which moUi';'.' their loss, are again taken liome by her par- 
e7i.»c; to- be sared for. May the Lord bless them- 

S. J. GAMiEI'., 

SlIATTO— In the Perry CO. Branch of the Lower Cum-- 
berlaud cliureh, Feb. 4l!i 1871, of Consumption, sister" 
IMatilp.a. SuATTCaged 28 j-ears, 8 months, and 21 days. 

Thi.9 sister sufl'ered with this lingering disease for some 
time. -wIr'h finally, she became alarmed concerning the- 
salvation of the soul — became very penitent, and in this- 
stale referred to the law and the testimony and- was con- 
vinced of the truth as it is in Jesus, and thus against the 
opposition of a gaintsaymg world who told her she would' 
die in the act c^i f.'mn tJie effects of being baptised, but her' 
request was complied wit,h,aUliough she had to be hauled to 
and from the v\-ater. when she rejoiced in the God of her" 
salvatio"., giv-!4ig sv'ldence of her acceptance with God, iu 
UiejifVsenGC of many witnesses, lived something- over si.->: 
weeks, whcTi" she died with a bright prospect of heaven. 
Two we«k-<^before her death, her Ijabe died, aged some U' 
nion-':ili?-, leaving a kind husband and two children to mourn 
heyloss, but not -u'ithout a liope. Funeral services by 
bros. Moses Miller, Adam Beelmau and others, from 3 Cor.- 
5 ; 1, 2. [Text her o-^vti choice.] 

IIAPPLE — Also, in the same branch, »ear Newport, Jan- 
uary 2oth, 1871, bro. Joiix IlAPrLE, aged 59 years, .4 
months, and 6 daj-s. 

This beloved brother l)05e his- affliction with patience,, 
w-as a worthy member in the (shur'sh and an esteemed citi- 
zen, leaving a wil'e, who is a sister, a large family and ma- 
ny friends to mouim^ his- Isss-. F'uaeral services Xiy bro.. 
Jacob HarnisU, A. L. Bj>-\vman. 

iCofiipamon please copy. J. 

CTARLING— Near Upton, Franklin co.. Pa. ,. .Sim 29th' 
1871, Jonx GAKi.ij;e, aged 70' -years, 1 montli, and .22 

Friend Garling was a kind husband and iiithcr, and a 
good neighbor and quite a friend of the Brethren. Last 
summer he offered land to build a tneeting-house upon. — 
ilay this be a solemn warning to ali others noS to- staml 
outside of the church, as he did, until death cutsj'ou down. 
Funeral services bv the writer from flic Second book of 
Samuel, 14 ;- 14. 

Klf ON'— raitJiB T^hclc Crsek aan of the church, Nov. 22nd 
1870, si.ster CAi)irA4UXK Kuhn, aged 59 years, 1 month,, 
and 27 days. 

Sister Kuhn was the v\-ife of friend Jacob Kuhn. lle- 
w:ishes t© h.-.-ve jjubli.shcd, the time of their living together 
in matrimony, namely ; -40 years, 1 month, and' 17 days- 
Funeral services by bro. Daniel Young. 

BAIR — Also in the same arm of the' chursh, Jan. Slst,. 
Sister ELLONER BAIR, wife of bro. John Bair ; aged., 
59 years, 8 months and 12 days. l'"unei-al services by 
biiCK Daniel Young and the wnter, from Rev. 14 : 12, VS.- 
The- above two sisters both -were members of another- 
persuasion for a number of years, but on account of not, 
having the privilege to do all "the commandments, they left 
and joined the Brethren. Jlay this be a caution to all oth- 
ers to hasten to do the commandments, in order to have a 
right to the tree of life, and enter in through the gates into- 
the city, and especially tlio.-ie that were closely coi.nected bv^ 
tlie ties of nature. " OV.o. Mouer. 

T II ]•: P 1 L G R I ^I. 


}ti:xRY BiiuKBAbGii. (Holling iCansas;}— We 

ai'cnSl veiy well postcfl on the genealogy of mir 

foi-efoiliersj biif; bul' did brother Diivid Brumoallgh 

a brothfi- to Dur grattcl-fjlthei' whos;e name was 

George, thinks that the George you have reference 

to, lives in Jlorrison Cove, formerly Huntingdon, 

,?n-.t now Bloir Co, and is bishop of the Clover 

f-'xeek Chyrcli. Our grand-father, George Brura- 

**iaugh who ka? fallen asleep a number of years ago, 

resided in- what is now called James Creek Church, 

the Pilgrim's home. His full brothers were 

Samuel, Daniel, Heniy and David. The latteV 

lives within sight of our office, and is of a goodly 

age, loved and respected by all who know him, 

and full of zeal for the good cause. Perhaps in 

this brief and hasty sketch you may get an idea of 

our relation-ship. AVe Would be pleased to have 

a full history of the old race of Brumbaughs who 

emigrated west, giving their names, also the names 

of their fathers, and where they first located. 

George Mourer :— We have sent I)ack l^os. 
of Pilgrim to all the names you sent us. They 
probably are laying iu the Post Office. We can- 
not furnish the Dec. ^0. you speak of without 
breaking a set. The Hymn Books you wish v.-e 
have not on hand, but have ordered and will send 
them as soon as received. 

Remember the Pcor. 

We have opened a charity fund for such poor 
as desire to read the Pilgrim, but have not the 
means to pay for it. xVnything for this noble pur- 
pose will be thankfully received, even down to 
the widow's mite. Donations tor this ])urpose 
will be accredited cither by the name or post of- 

(To send the Pilgeiai to the poor.) 

<Mcts ; Japan, its present colidltion ; Punishing 
Criminals, p. rcfiirm dGniiUKled ; How to Rise in 
the Y\'or]d, or wherein lies Greatness — birth of 
cultui-ej It'elrtud, the Land of Fire and Ice; etc, 
etc. Pfice S3 a year; 30 cents a number. Sent 
to new subscribers oa trial six months $]. 

Address S. R. AVeli.s, Publisher, Xew York. 


.We hare now ou hand a good supply of books offri-pii 
for sale, and as premiums. Wo have 'i-cceived ahollior 
supply of "Man lil tJeilesis and (joolrigy." and (Tan fill al! 
orders sent ns. We hare also added to our bbok list 
a book that all those who are. or think of raisiu'^ fruit 
should have. By a little information in fc'^rd td'carin'' 
and tending to tVuit and fruit trees, hundreiVs of dollars 
may be saved. If you wish to know how and what kin<l 
ot fruit to plant, how to'get rid of the cankcrworm, Cattefnil- 
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NO. 9. 



We should not use more bed clothing on our, 
couches than will make us comfortably warm. 
As wool is a conductor of heat, your bed- 
chamber muy be freezing cold, and yet v/hen 
you get in your coucli, between two good clean 
woolen blankets, with a reasonable amount of 
clothing on besides, it will not feci at all cold, 
so no one need dread going into a good cold 
room to sleep, since you can breathe with more 
ease, sleep niore .soundly, and inhale the health- 
ful air, which gives you sweet repose. " Make 
use of bed-clothing that is porous, so the per- 
spirable matter thrown off from the lungs, and 
continually escaping through the pores of the 
skin, may easily escape and be carried out of 
the room." It is said that five-eights of all we 
eat escape from the person in perspirable i;3at- 
tcr, hence the propriety of ventilation. It is 
preferable at all times to give ventilation from 
the top of the 'windows, instead of hoisting 
them. No less than two windows should be 
in each sleeping-room, except when a draught 
can be had from some other a[nirtincnt. 

Parents arc often to blame ibr the delicacy 
of their children, especially tlio motiier, as .she 
has the principal watch ON'cr the child. Sh'c 
may think that she is rcudci-iug to her child 

Mie very best of care, and at the same time 
treating it in such a manner that is injurious, 
by keeping it laying in the crib in a warm 
room, so warm and thickly covered that it can 
hardly breathe freely, as is often the case, con- 
sequently the persi^rable matter cannot escape 
from its person, and its skin will soon get 
filthy, causing a fetid smell. All this should 
be avoided, and the child kept clean, and the 
room kept healthy by a moderate ventilation. 

Plere I might say something respecting the 
manner of building houses, which is of consid- 
erable import in procuring health, but shall 
decline, as this, ni}'- first article to any periodi- 
cal, is much lengthier than anticipated. 

With this imperfect sketch in behalf of what 
is requisite for good health, I shall, in conclu- 
sion, make of a few truthful words, penned 
by one of our noted medical professors as fol- 
lows : '■' If you want to give your children a 
sound constitution, you must let them breathe 
fresii air." This is one prominent point em- 
bodying one great ingredient in compounding 
the ounce of [irevcntation and promoting hy- 

J, P. B. 

Uhlitn, ()hio. 

^^'henevkk I catch a thcorj-, I always yoke 

>w tl 

lev t'.raw 

it to (he nearest fact, and wait 

together. But then there i.j a deal in tb.e har- 

THE P I L G 11 I M 

Another Eailroad Accident. 

A fri'gTitful accident occurred on the Pan ilaor 
dlc railroad, near Smitlifield station, about .30 
miles west of Pittsburg, Monday night, by which 
one inau was killed .and .two others severely in- 

It api^cared that train Xo. 23 left Bloomfield 
fortius city about 9 o'clock, and in passing through 
a, dark cut near Sniithficld station, the tender 
struck 5. large rock which from the recent thaw 
Jiad become loosened and by the jarring of the train 
was detached and fell on the track. Both trucks 
were knocked from under the tender, whieli was 
dragged along the track. At the east end of the 
cut there is a bridge spanning a ravine over 100 
feet Avide and 50 or 60 feet deep, and as there is 
fi heavy descending gi-ade from the cut to the 
'bridgcit was impossible to stop the train. The 
engine passed on the bridge, dragging- the tender 
after it with a train of 50 or 30 stock ears filled 
Avith ho,rs(?s, ^lecp .and hogs following. The ten- 
der caught in the timbers of the bridge and tore 
them u|3, weakening the structure so that it gave 
xay, precipitating engine and tender into the abyss 
l)clo\v. The train of slock ears followed and were 
iiilcd one upon another in the ravine. The scene 
■svhich ensued was too horrible to dwell upon. 

Amid the squealing of hogs, bleating of sheep 

tliey still fail to come, we would bo pleased to hear 
from liim, stating what Nos. arc missing, and we 
will replace them. 

Levi HART8Li:n:— The price of the Pii.cTvIM 
per year is $125. 50 ets. will pay to Xo. 22. We 
send it any length of time desired. 

John Br.iNDi.E : — The name of Susan C. Shel- 
lar was not on our books. The Pitxipjm is now 
sent A\ithback Xw^. Your otlier rerjucst isalso 
complied with. Thank you. 

DAvrn Siioxg: — We have mailed for yon 

'Man in Genesis and Geology " as premium, hope 
yOU will continue to labor for the PiLt;Ki.>r that 

the field for its nsefulness may still be enlarged. ?.Iai!V H. Sprankkl will please accept 

our thanks for laboring in behalf of the PiLGRiSf. 

May He that notices the giving of a cup of cold 
water remember thee, and soon accept thee as a 
lamb of His flock. 

J. S. Fj.oky : — The Pilgrims were all sent to 
yotir office as ordered — except J. F. Sanger wh ose 
name was overlooked. The reason that yours 
came in a separate slip Avas, atc had a sejiarate 
poor list, and those that were on that list were 
sent in a separate pack addressed to the office. 

They undoubtedly, reached tlic office but-jjer— 
haps for want of postage were not given out. It 
would be better, if suitable, to have the whole 

|ind moans of horses, eame the groans of men, and number of copies sent to one address without put- 
in the darkness it was almost a matter of impossi- | ting the names on the papers, and then distribute 
bility to render them any assistance. Lights were | them. By so doing a pack of 4 or 5 could be sent 
sit length procured, and those who were not injur- for the same postage that it costs for a single copy, 
od, went to tlie rescue ofthcir fellow-workmen. Crowded Out.— Several obituaries last wcclc, 

ilic engineer, the fireman, and one brakeiuan, 

and four or five this week. One of those last week 

The engineer and brakcman were, after much i ^™^ the wife of our esteemed brother John Span- 

i.ft^ u ' 1 ^ r +1 • ■ -i -i .• oo-le. Several vears ago we iiaid this family a vis- 

iiHicultv, released trom their perilous situation, .° , • i"? 1 i --i ^1 1 

■ ^ 'it ami we were so well pleased witli tiie iiapjiy 

and every effort was made to extricate the 
Jb'cman, "who was caught among the falling 
timbers, but they were without avail, and the poor 

ieelings manil'ested towards each other, that we of- 
ten rememberecl them witli pleasure, but since then 
there has been a great change. About a year ago 



fellow died while liis comrades were laborinrr to ; ^ ^oy'"g daughter was taken by ckatli from the 

happy group, and now the companion of liis joys, 
sorrows aiid trials is taken from him. O, how 
changed must be that once happy home, ilay the , 
Lord be his consolation and the hope of reunion 
in the Kingdom of glory be his ehiof joy. 

Srec'IMEX Xos. AVe have some odd numbers 


Jacob Bixk.- — Your Pilgrim will come all 

right piow. :^^licrp a slight mistake in the ad- I ^j.^^ ^^.^ ^^,-,i ^y^ ^^^gg^i .^ ,e„^^ to anv person Avho 

dre?s. A OS. -i, 5, and 6, are sent. I -i, t . ■■, , ,, n-i r„„„+\„+ +i,„„ 

n-i^r^T^r.,. r ^L^ n T- • Ci • Qt T wdl di tribute them. I bore are pi: ces t lat they 

i.i.ORGE JjO>-g. — George Keim Sturgis, St Jo- .,,,.., , . , 1 i. ^^-, -ii 

seph CO., 3//;A, is on our twok, and'tho papers been '"'S'^t \'« distribute-! with good cllect. A^ ho will 

sen,t regularly from beginning of A'ol. The fault 
iiiust beat tiie office to which thevare sent, if 

be so kind as to send for and distribute them, and 
solicit subscribers? 

H. B. & GEO. BEUMBAUGH, Editors. 

J. B. BSmCBAUGH & CO., Publishers. 





,j:€X«St ,A>»MAUKS Wmctt ot^ 

VOL. 2. ^_, ^>-ci«-- --« ^^ 

KO. 9. ■ 






Joseph, a Type of Jesus, 


Xu^ruEU 2. 


" Nnw when Jacob saw that t'lcre was corn in Egypl, 
Jacob said to his sons, why do ye look >ipon one anollier V 
rjeliold I have heard that tliere is corn in K^ypt ; get lliee 
<iowu thither, and buy for us Trom tl}ence, tliat Ave may 
live and not die. And the sons of Israel came to buy co.ii 
r.monj; them that came : for the famine was in the land of 
t'unaan." — GE:q-. 42: 1, 3, 5. 

In essay No. 1, I tried to draw a siinilltado be- 
tween Jose[)li and Jesus, to show Josepli to be a 
type of Jesus. So it follows that tliis whole nar- 
rative is a type or representation between Jesus 
the Saviour, anct the unsaved sinner. 'W^hat is 
liere literal, is in Jesus spiritual. Jacob's perish- 
ing and starving family rejirGscnting fallen hu- 
manity in that lost .and helpless condition. Ob- 
serve : while Jacob's family v.-cro wanting bread in 
their land, God, by his providence tln'ongh Jo- 
sejih, laid up in store elsewhere. So while a world 
of sinners are perishing in sin, God so loved the 
world that he sent his own Son into it, to be the 
bread of life which came down from heaven, tliat 
all who hunger ajid thirst after righteousness, may 
be filled ; may buy milk and wine without money ; 
and without price ; none need perish, but all may 
have eternal life. 

"Behold I have heard that there is corn \n- 
Egypt," says Jacob to his sons. Dear readers, 
God has no pleasure in tlie doalh of him that dies. 
He wills not that any one shoidd jrcrish iji their 
sins ; but tliat all might come urrto tlie knovrledge 
of the truth and be savetl. To this end it be- 

hooved Christ to suffer and rise again from tiie 
dead, that repentance and remLssion af sins miglit 
be preached in his name among all nations. He 
oomnvindod that tlie gospel, which is the power of 
God unto, salvation, sliould be preached throngh- 
offt all the world. That all may hear and know 
tliat there is salvation for all who come to Jesus, 
who is able to save unto the uttermost all that 
come unto him. ^"arioL;s means dolh God em- 
ploy to communicate this knowledge to the under- 
standing of the perishing sinner. Reading tlui 
gospel is the cmnmon and ordinan/ means Mdiich 
God has commiltcd unto men. For it hat!k 
pleased God tlirough the foolishness of preacluiig 
to save them that belicvCj bu.t hatk reserved to. 
himself f.r//rTO;Y//)!«ryineans by wliich hecomauai- 
nieates the knowledge of sin, and a ncc<l of a Sa- 
viour to the sinner, Jiy the secret, anil invisible 
power of the Holy Spiri.t, God brliigs^ to the 
knowledge of the sinner his lost and unsaved con- 
dition. God is represented in the Scriptures as 
being faithful in calling, and Jesus as standing af 
the door and Icuocking, &c. 

Dear reader, in an essay for the rxf/nini I dan; 
not particularize at length. I appeal to your own 
conscience, whether you have not in some w.i\- 
been made to Iciuiw that in your naiaral slat<> yon 
will perish, and that in Jesus you may be sa\-ed. 
Do yoa not know tiiat the world with all its 
alluring vanities, and your associates, with all (hcii- 
fascijiations, cannot save you? Some ol' von lo 
doulit iiave pious parents, who, like Jaculi liri'e, 
have told you that in nature you ])erish ; while in 
Jesus yon may be saved. When tiic prodigal be- 
gan to ((•(//'/, he knew where tiieiv was, and 

.1 00 

T II E P 1 h G R I ]\I 

lo spare. Jj)o i/ou knoic less ? AVbcii he came to 
liiuisclf, lie &;»id, I will arise and go to my ilithcr, 
and confess my sins to him. 117// ynv do Icf!>^ 
^Vill you not go to Jesus and confess your tins to 
liiiu, and obey him in all things, that he may save 
you ? 

Vi'lvjthcn do ;/r look vpon on-c (iiiothcj- ? ^''hy 
do you tarry ? You are looking upon theru who 
are perishing in their sins. Will you tarry and 
jierish with them ? Why not look upon those 
Avho have obeyed the heavenly ciU for invitation ? 
You say, I want to feel more seriously impressed, 
some more powerful call before I go to .Igsus. — 
My dear reader, do you not know that out of 
Christ where you now are you arc not saved? — 
What more powerful call then do you Avant ? Do 
you want God to go ontside the common methods 
of grace to save yon ? What have you ever done 
to lay him under such obligations to you ? Is 
not the bloody sweat of Jesus, and his agonizing 
cry on the cross, 1 thirst, enough for you ? What 
other sign of love for you shall he impress you 
with? When young Samuel was called, though 
lie did not fully understand the call, lie answered 
it, and did the best he could. And lie learned 
more. When David found that the bands of the 
wicked had robbed him, he tliought on his way, 
and turned himself to the testimonies of God, and 
made haste, and delayed not to do his command- 
ments. When Jesus called the blind man, he 
arose and came to Jesus, and received his sight, 
and followed him. And when he put clay on the 
eyes of another blind mar, and told him to go to 
the pool and wash, he did so, and came seeing. — 
AV'hy do you not look upon those and do as they 
did, and obey Jesus in what you know ? You 
knowing the truth and not obeying it, will leave 
you to perish outside of the kingdom. The young 
.man in the Scriptures who knew that to love God 
Avitli all the heart, mind, soul and strength, and 
his neighbor as himself, to be better than all burnt 
offering and sacrifices, though not far from the 
Icingdom of God, was out of it nottcithsianding. — 
So are you, and so will yon be while in disobe- 
dience. Why then do yon look upon your diso- 
bedient associates any longer. 

" And the sons of Israel came to huv corn among 
those that came, for *\\c famine was in the land. 
Dear reader, sin is in the land, it is all about you, 
your soul is full of it. .It is in you like the sap 
is in the trees, like the atmosplici'c is in the roo:T7, 
It sticks lo you like the bark to the tree. You 
only escape i'rom it in coming to .Jesus. Others 
before }'0u had to do so. Your religious parents, 
your brothers and sisters, and friends were once 
just as you still arc. The)' all tell you, in Jesii.^ 
oidtj is Rofii)/. They, as others before them did. 
came to Jesus to obtain grace, and to find mercy 
to helj) them in time of need, and they were not 
disappointed. Others are still going to him. — 
Among those go; associate yourself with their so- 
ciety, and while Jesus invites you to come unto 
hiai, let heaven record your answer. 

^yith others I am cowivg for salvation throvgh 

For the Pil(jnm. 

Spasmodic Religion. 

AVerc it not true that "men love darkness rath- 
er than light," it would be difficult to comprehend 
how it is that almost every species of religious 
doctrine find so many ready to accept the same^ 
Did not the word of divine inspiration teach that 
"men love darkness rather than light," personal 
acquaintance and observation would be all suffi- 
cient to convince any rational mind that error 
finds a more ready acceptance than truth, with the 
masses of mankind. Sin has so corrupted the liu- 
mau heart' that to do wrong is an easy matter, but 
to do right is difficult. Error is gulped down al- 
most as free as it gushes' from the fountain while 
divine truth is looked upon with aversion. As a 
glaring evidence we need only take a glance at 
the "popular" religion of the day. Eor instance 
that system of religion sometimes called "spasmo- 
die religion" or " mourners bench religion." "Spas , 
riiodic" from the fitct the subject is often suddenly 
attacted wdth violent spasms and jerkings and the 
"spirit" worries its victim at a wonderful rate^ 
something we surmise after the order of those 
"spirits tlie Savior cast out of certain individuals. 
For it is not an unusual tiling to hear of persons 

II E P II. a R I u 


going from the "bench" a nrchu/ „uini'!': Those 
"outfjourhigs" frequently arc tlie eauae of much 
. ili^iorder ami Iiilarity, inaugurating a kind of J3ab- 
yloni.-ili confusion inconsistent with conimen sense 
and morality, such as hell might beliold .' And 
such is termed religion. — So it is a kind of religion 
full of promises //•(;//< raan. — and mon alone— for 
tiie salvation of the soul, God has not promised 
pardon apart from faith, repentance, and an entire 
resignation to His will. Wliat a delusion to sup- 
pose God will grant the blessing of ])ardon and 
gift of the Holy Ghost before complying with 
the conditions upon which he has promised these. 
Bnt says the mournersbench advocate, it docs cer- 
tainly look as if the spirit of God was at work 
tiiere. To a consistent man it seems but the re- 
vei'se. It is just as rational to suppose it was the 
benign iii.fluencc of God's Holy spirit that caused 
the "lunatic" to "oftimcs fall in the fire and 
oftinics fall in the water," as to suppose that it 
is His spirit that causes man and woman to act so 
very inconsistent and claim His blessing inde- 
pcndaut of His promise, thus virtually giving, as 
the serpent did to Eve, God the lie. "Know O 
inani" that what you look upon as the work of 
Go.!, seems rather the works of man, who in Ins 
ir-aii, succeeds in getting up a kind of mcmncric j 
c.Yckemcnt over the nnininl passions, .'i.nd know i 
also that if any word the speaker used M-as untrue 
and hdicvoi, would have the same effect upon that did believe. This is an assertion true 
to the letter, that at once settles die point that 
great excitements of a rebgious nature can begot- 
ten up by man alone. "Weil," says the devotee 
of "spasmodic religion," "it is a system deeply 
rootcl and many of the great and wise bow to its 
-•slirinc." Very true, and a glaring evidence it is 
something apart from that system of re!i<-ion 
whercunto "butfeu'" would be chosen and unto! 
which not many of the "wise" and "great will 
bow. The "wise and great" and advocates of a ! 
"deep rooted religion," crucilicd our Lord and ^a- I 
viour. Marvel not then that such of this dispcn- I 
nation of age will trample under Ibot the religion \ 
He revc:^!cd to \\\\\\\. ^ i 

Take (uu-ning bicihrcu thai you be nut (-cr.uad ' 

c'd by those wily ones, to leave the narrow way as 
I fear some are tempte<l to do. A dear sister cor- 
respondent informs me in tones of sorrow she 
lately sa^v a brother actually engaged in helping 
along the exciicmeut in one of those extraordina- 
ry meetings. It would have been more projier^ 
doubtless, as Paul says one that "was called a' 
brother." Christ can not recognize such as His 
brethren. And only those that give e\idcnco of 
being the brethren of Christ should wecall (relig- 
iously) brethren. Brethren stand faithfid on the 
j borders of Zion and there where iraih. has jdant- 
{ ed your feet, there stand and cry loudly for sin- 
j ners to come to Christ, but go not into "Babylon" 
,' and thei-e drink the "wine of fornication" of the 
"great ichorc" You may be called by soft \vords 
and fiir speeches to her banquet, but heed her 
not, in the name of tlieholy religion of our blas- 
ter, do not bring reproacli upon the name of Christ 
j by calling upon Plim to blc&s that system of relig- 
, ion so foreign to the religion or wisdom which is 
i from above and which is "lirst pure, then i'kack- 
ABLE, GENTi.-E, and easy to be entreated, full of 
mercy and good fruits." Remember also that the 
Lord did not speak to the prophet through the' 
great wind, the great earthquake or fire, but when 
he heard the "still small voice" he knew tlic Lord 
was in it. God forbid that we^ should ever say 
"God speed" to any system of religion of wliich 
lore of hioneg is tiie master wheel, .^clf-c.rv'la(ion. 
the main spring and exeitrmeid the lubi-icating oil 
that keeps the machinery running with such a 
pleasing hum as to lull to sleep, upon satan's bed 
of vanity and case, thousands of souls that will 
awake to the solemn truth when too laro that "not 
all that say Lcrd Lord shall enter info the kiim- 
dom of heaven, but they that do the will of my 
'Father in heaven." And hear also the sound 
"depart, I never knew you!" 

"What I have written I have written," and 
shall not be disappointed if I hear the epithets, 
bigotry, narrow-mindedness, itc, 'inasmuch as 
they did so in the "'green tree" (hey will do it in 
"'^ "^'O'-'' j'. y. Fj.oKy. 

y.\\\y is dcMroycd by true i\ iuid.^lu'p, aiul ..oquci- 
r\ bv tnie lose. 

J 02 

T H E r I L G il I 51 

J'Di- The Filji'im. 

Lidit. Eph. 5; 14, No. 1. 


Thiit tliorc lias been inuoh ;-ai(l n])on the above 
subjcut wi!! be admitted on all sides, yet by the 
sj;iiid;n5cc ofCiod's gootl fpirit I Mill endeavor to 
"east in my uutc, makinLT some little use of that 
whieh I]e in His good j Icasurc hasnsccfitto dis- 
tribute. It fi}i]7ears that our subject is onc"^"\vhich 
/las taken tlic advance of all creation. Although 
■\vc desire to speak of the light which Christ gives, 
yet, at pjcsent we shall confine ourselves to Xatu- 
j-al or I'hysical light. Trying to bear in niiud 
the words of our blessed Saviour: "If I have told 
you ('■//■//(/y things, and ye believe not, how shall 
ye belio\-e, if I tell }'ou of heavenly things?'' St. 
John 3: 12. Hence it becomes us to investigate 
that wh.idi is "earthly," in order that wc may 
the better understand that which is "heavenly." 
God saw lit in His "great plan of creation to call 
ibrth that agent by which we arc enabled to sec. 
Hence He said, "Let there be light; and there 
was light. And God saw the light, that it was 
good." Gen. 1: 3, 1. Light being worthy of such 
u reniarkablc appellation as "(jood," and standing 
at ths head of all creation — the ^V'^ork of the first 
day, are surely good reasons why we should con- 
sider it. The sources from which v."e receive our 
present light arc the sun, stars, chemical action, 
nicchanical action, and electricity. The sun and 
stars are self-luminous bodies, and do not depend 
on anything else for their light. "We observe also 
so that there non-luminous Iwdies; bodies, which 
are of tlieniselves dark, and in order that they 
may be seen, they nuist be acted upon by some 
luminous body. Light is imponderable, /. c. 
without weight. It does not effect the most sen- 
sitive balance. The media of lit'ht are those thinfrs 
through which it passes in moving li'om one point 
,to aHOthe-:-. Tbc atmosphere, clouds, glass, &e. 
are sul)stances through which we niav receive 
L'ght, but the denser the substance the less licht 
'will be received. 

Header, perhaps you have often noticed the sun 
rising on a clear morning jnuch more dim than at 
noon. This is owing to (he density nf the air at 
tlic earth's surface, nn-d thedii-tanec through which 
the rays arc cmiltcd in order to rc;ich vqu. at tha'- 

time. Air surrounds the earth for about fifty 
raileSj yet at the hight of about eighteen railcjj it 
becomes very rare, conserpiently it oficra less re 
sistance at noon than in the morning, owing to 
the relation of our positicai to the sun at the two 
different times. Hence ^s■c find that the denser 
the substance through which we receive light, the 
less ligl'it will be received. 

The intensity of liglit is also a characteristic, 
we wisli to notice. Some bodies emit a more 
briiliaiU light than oth.ers. We may be sitting 
in a room at night without a light so to say, and, 
by observing closely we may discover objects 
through a window some distance froiji us, but 
who 1 a lighted caudle is brought into the room, 
the darkness appears to increase, and tljc objcc0 
disapjX'ar. And should a more brilliant liglit 
appear, greater becomes the darkness. Again the 
iutjiisity of light may be measured by thcshadov/ 
it casts, when intercepted by an ojiaque body. A 
dim light casts a dim shadow, but a bright light 
easts a [)lain sliadow, i. c. the shadow will be dark- 
er. Hence it follows that tlie light which throws 
the darkest shadov/ is the brightest light. 

The efi'ects of light are great and not easily 
mistaken. As the great luminary of the universe 
approaches, darkness begins to disappear. And, 
when he shines forth in all his brilliancy dark- 
ness is dispersed. Light secnis to send bfo and 
action to all animal creation, arousing them to 
duty. The domestic and innoecnt awake from 
slumber, at its approach, whilst the crafty and 
treacherous abscond at its appearance. It not on- 
ly awakens the aiiimal kingdom, but also the inan- 
imate is enlivened. 

Light reaioves needless fears. Many indeed. 
can assent to tliis fact. Jlany liave been the 
fears of mankind wlieu darkness prevailed, and 
often too, when there was no cause for stick fears 
except vain imaginations. "Whilst it removes 
needless fears, it also removes real danger. It 
may be said, and with propriety too, that i?i dark- 
ness there is danger. This is partly owing to the 
fact tliat the deeds of ungodly men are assimilated 
to the times at wliich they arc generally ]icribrm- 
cd, and also that darkness olfers no. assistance in 
the dctc^etion of error. 

jS'umcrous have been the victims on land and 
sea that have been hurled into clcinity un^\i}ling- 
Iv; on account ol' !K?t hu\ing the benefit ol' that 

THE P ItG'llIM.- 


a'::!:eiit \<--hi(:h is so well adK^Tlcd fo reveal real dan- 

The utility of light is cxtciifive. It is highly 
HPCus.Hary to healthy growth, both of" the animal 
and vcirctablc Ijinsdom. Without lisjht there 
Avoiild be no sight; indeed cj'es arc useTc.~s with- 
out it. How beautiful too, are those reflections 
M-hich the Almighty in his divine power holds out 

to us from time to time, reminding us that he will ^^ so particular about tiie cut of the Hai 
110 mo?c destroy the -world with a mighty deluge. 
( )h : sweet hov: of peace, hew beautiful to behold, 
image of eternity. 

The nature of light is such tliat we may uIscot- 
CT a sinTilarlty existing between it, and the spirit- 
ual or divine light which Christ promises,- as We 
shall endeavor to show in our next, by the assist- 
in"- o-race of him who hath called us from dark- 
ncs.^ unto his marvelous X('_(//'/'. Joiix Zuric. 

Fur the Pilffri/n. 


Clod rcsistetli the proudv but givcth grace unto Vhu huia- 
blc. James 4 : GO, ami Peter 5 : 50. 

From flic above testimonies wc learn that it is 

wrong to b«, proud. We all agree that it is wi^ong 

and not only wrong but .?inful, yet notwithstand- 

iii"- all this, there are some of our dear brethren 

and sisters ivho will tell us that they c:tn wear 

their adornings made after the fashions of the 

world and not be proud. I for one cannot see why 

they arc not proud. We read of M'olves coming 

in sheep's clothing, and we are to be aware of 

them. " Do men gather figs of thistles, or grapes 

of thorns?'' Just so in regard to the wolf; if he 

•were to come in wolf's clcthir^g, we Would at once 

kiit>\v liini' to bxrcj wolf from tlie fact tiidt his oiTt- 

w;\ril-ai)pc.'itaiieo would show it, and v\-e coiild not 

well bo deceived. 

Tlie Saviour did not warn hh disclprcs tb be- 
ware of wolves that coine in wolve's clothing, but 
to beware of wolves that come in sheep's clothing, 
who inwardly are ravening wolves." "Yc sludl 
know them by their fruits." ilatt. 7: 15. 

From the above coniadcratieias we \\''Ould iiu'er 
that ihc sheep always wore the sheep's cloihing. 
We all know a shee-o as lar as we can sec it. 

Jesus Christ. If we love him, let us keep his 
commandments, and this iS oA'e of Mis command- 
ments, that ye love" one another, and if wc lovo 
one another, wc will be subject to one another. — 
Wc will be clothed with humility ;" God resiste'tli 
the proud, and giveth grace to the humble." 

We hfiav some savv wc can be humble aind not 

or the 
cut of the And the sisters object to the cap, 
and say it is nothing but traditidu. AH right, 
let us keep the tradition, it will do lis nd hanu.- 

AVe were holding meeting in this ncighlxn'hood 
once, and we tried to show the people that th.ere 
ate two kingdoms, one of Christy and o-se of the 
world.' After the me-jting', A mail came to me and 
said," Sell, I can well remember years ago,- when 
I resided in Ohio, we knew yoiir meiiibcrs Just' as 
far as wc could see them, but uOW wc can't tell 
them from other professors.' They dress like oth- 
ers ; the liglit is getting dim ; it don't shine near 
as bright, oi-' -we cannot see' it." Xow my dear 
brethren and sisters, this shoiild not be. I^et lis 
hear the loving- Savior : " WJiosOe-N'cr, therefore, 
shall' be ashamed of me and of my words, in this 
adulterous and sinful generation, of him also 
shall the Son of man be ashamed wiicn he cometli 
ia the glory of hi§ Father, Avitli the holy angels. 

Then in'' coicliTSion, I woul-il say to ray dear 
young brethren and sisters, let us all adorn our- 
selves in niodest'- appaVel, for such Is thci apparel 
that our dear old brethren have made choice of, 
and if we' arc members of the Kvme b-titly let us 
have the mark of humility, so we can bo desig- 
nated from the world. A\'hat I have written is 
written out of love to God and his glorious cause. 
Gh, brethren and sisters, let- us all tyy by the help 
of God, so- to Hve that when our pilgrimage is over 
here, we can all meet arouiwl the throne of Godj 
olid iiin 2; the sweet song of Moses and the Lamb* 
For this let us labor, for this let us pray. 

W. B. Sjxt. 

— The joy of the young convert/ may be full 
iud eci-tatic; but that of the mature Cllrjitiau- 

Suit so ill regard to tlic Iblloncra of cur Sa^ ioui'i 'o lulicr of glory and more ..olid and euii,Aiiit. 

lot THE r I L G E, I at 

For the nunim. ' for the M-ord's sake,. hiimecTIatcIv thev arc offcud- 
Parablc of th 3 Sower. ,,i. Oh: d^u- reader, it ha. been "tuo often the 

Dear reader, When our Lord and Master l)cgan (-"i-'Cj <'i"^ v,-l;cre the seed has been sown, tlie ground 
to teach by the sea-side of Gal ike, Y,e read that h"<'^ '"'Ot good, the bottom of the heart M'as not 
the {>eopIc tlironged liini so, that he entered into Ki-^ched. This is wliy the -word sown in you did 
a shi]), and sat in tlic sea, and began to teach the ""* yield, and here you began to fldl. Perhaps you 
iiiultitude tliat wa.? on the land by the sea. And ^^ei-e a little v.illing to go back, therefore it took 
among tl>e many tilings tliat he taught them, was I'ttlc or no persecution for.your fldl. Dear friend, 
the parable of the sower, which reads, "Hearken; ^^'loevcr thou art, if your conscience tells you 
JBchold, there went out a sower to sow, and it that this has been your case and you have a de- 
camc to pass as he sowed, that some fell by the sire to become a fruitful branch, in the church of 
"vyay-eidc, and the fowls of the air came and dc- ^od, tlion I beseech you to pray unto him, and 
voiired it up, and some fell on stony ground, P""r out your spirit befoie Idm, in fear and trem- 
where it had not much earth, and immediately it bliug— pray unto fervently, and if your pray- 
sprang up because it had no depth of earth. Dear ers are accompanied with tears, let them flow, yea, 
reader, allow me here to ask you a few questions even from the heart. Have your ground Avell 
on this part of the parable. Have you* ever been ro<ited up, and the good Lord will hear you, an- 1 
by the way-side or stony ground, when the sower, ' cause his blessed truth to spring up in you, and 
that sowed the word went out to sow? Can you bring forth fruit to tlie honor and glory of his 
not remember well, the time that some seed was Xame, and save your poor soul from hell. Oh! 
sown in your heart, and vou heard the word and think of this. To save your soul is to have your 
you even received it with gladness? But why i heart right and the word plarttcd, or sowed there, 
did it not grow and yield fruit? \\\\y did it en- j by the go<;d sower— Jesus. Then it Mill spring 
dure for so sL>ert a time? Have you e\-er thought ; up and yr.n will delight in keeping his command- 
why tlic joy and gladness you once felt, is so far j/^cnts. Gh! dear reader, will you not try to save 
from you now? Have you ever examined this {your soul from being utterly destroyed ? 
|.iarab!e, whether it is saited to your case? ^Vas The parable speaks of another character of per- 
yx)«r ground in a good state of cultivailon -sous where the Mord has been sown among thorns, 
to receive -sceil, or in ether words, was' and *«ads thus; "and some fell among ihorns, aiul 
Vfciur heart set oq iicavcniy things, when the the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yirldcd 
sower went out to sow^ All these queries you no fruit."' 

should ask yourselves, v.ho feel aa once having ^Jy dca* reader, perhaps this part of the para- 
befin by the way-side wlisrc satan ^2amc and pick- . ble is better adapted to yo-i. You can see wiiy 
«h1 up tlie good seed, that was .s«wn in your hearts. '■ the other two have not yielded fruit and not eou- 
And you likewise that received sewd on stony sidfr your own case ? "Well you say, I hear the 
ground, you can sec why they l:>y the way-side word, I belong to tlie chun;lK I am a regular 
<:lid not yield fruit. Eacause satan picked up the mciuber, the church recognizes me as audi, aiul 
tjccd. It did not so mucii as start to grow. I3u.t have never eouncilcd my racmbershij); therefore 
;^"ou may ask here, why did not tiis word tliat was ' I believe I am s. ehristian^ Yi'iiat moKc have I 
sov.'jj ^st-iafivield fruit? 1 know, my ••u'.rt is a to fear. -O, dear brother, turn to the parable, 
littlestony; but des't seed grow in stony ground ? >kLii>d the s-i'cd was sown among tlvoiMj,?. Don't 
Whv, •srheii I licard the word, I iiiimediatcly re- , you Temcmlicr the cares of this wtjild, and the dc- 
'Ocivc-4 ii <5-s#i gladness I Yes, our Saviour said ceitfulness oi' riclies, aixl tlie lusts ol" oliier tilings 
so too. Wingi more does he say? ''and have no enterjijg "in, choke the word anrl It bccomctii 
s-oot in themselves, and so cudiirc but ibr u time; uiilruitful? Have yon been seeking rii-hes ? \{ 
K^cr^vp.xds when aMiclion or pcr.?cculiyii ari;c-th . so, it is c^'l-.'ulalcJ to choke tkcAvord t!_mt is iowji 

T II E P I L G E, I M. 


ill you, for Christ tclis us that tliev thut would ijc 
rich, fall into temptation, therefore it is thorns, 
and is choking the growth of the woi'd. And I 
again, luas j-our mind been upon worldly things, I 
snc-h as fashionable <1*€^, fashionable goods, and : 
bouses furnislied in tJie latest style, foshionable 
buggies and wagons, tliat ai'.c niiidc l)ec&.us£: aM 
others are <3ut of Myle, and all other things that 
arc fashionablie, if you have a desire for them be- 
cause tlicy are fashionable, it is thorn? givowing in 
you> and will choke the word that has becnpliiat- 
od in you by the sower,, for iis says, the cares of | 
this world and the decitfulness of richc.3 &p.d [ 
lusts of other things entering iu choke the word, | 
and it becometh unfruitful. You may ask, wliat 
•are the lusts of other things ? I will mention a 
few thiiags that stem to be aiuono- " other thin"-s." 
prcquent visits to grog sliopw, and other bad 
})ublic places of ©niej-taiiimeiit, perhaps join in 
4;-il!ii a frioudly glass, or an innocent game as it is 
sometimes called, lusiing after tlie flusli, and many 
other things might be mention.ed, ail of which 
war against the soul. Lest let tlies suftice. Do you 
feel that any of these things that I have mentioned 
.suit your case? If so, they arc thorns growing 
up in you, iind arc cholcing you^ and you will at 
last becfVffic unfruitful. Dear brethren and sis- 
ters, will yflu not hear? Our Lord and Master 
said, " HearlvC'ji ; behold,''' that is;, to hear and sec. 
T'hen will you not sec to it that the thorns do not 
grow up and choke that which has been .sowii, that 
you at last may yield fruit?" 

Tliere is also a forth character rcprescnfcd in 
the paj'yble.. " And these arp .tjicy that are .sov.ii 
on good g-round, such as 3'iea-r the word., and re- 
ceive it, and bring 'forth fruit, some thirty fold 
.j^o,we si.vty and sciiic an hundred,"' ^ly dear 
brethren and sistci's in tl«j Ijord, should we not 
liav« a hungering a^jd iliirsting to he like unto 
theui), for they; it is «iid, receive llic word and un- 
^lersland it ; ihcrcibre they bring foj'th frii.iit. 
Then let us ali pray, that there may l)c a great 
out-pouriug of the holy spirit i;pnn humanity, 
and also wlio arc lingering by tlxe wav- 
,-<ide, those who.-c hcarls ar«j stony, and> tliut 
the thorns arc 'b jLiiig, nwv by bruiighl lo a t.ruL 

knowledge of God's v.-ord, and at latt bring forth 
fruit, some tiiirty fold, some sixty and some au 
hundred. May the good Lord add his blessing 
to these few thoughts, that it may be as bread cast 
upon the waters. C'orxei.iu Kooxtz. 

Stolen Fruit Is Sweet: 

.Iciiny Ilea hrd gone to the next neighbor's to 
pick currants for t'C-a. 

A sw«et picture she made, with Iicr currant-red 
lips and cheeks, aad maize-tinted curls, standing 
anionn- the taJl bushes, with their green leaves and 
red clusters. 

S!ie picked the currants as fa^t as licr litilo 
brown hands could fly, and when the pail was 
jilled, .she turned to go, 'but a. long raspberry 
caught her dress. 

"Oh, dear, "said .Tcnny, impatiently : then '-'.Oh, 
my !"viclightedly, for on this raspberry bn.sjj were 
some very large, cream-col oie 1 berries.. She com- 
menced picking thcni, when the consmand,"Thou 
slialt not steal," came i.nto h«' mind. 

•'Ta'nt ,?tealin."Just ,a feenty mite ( f bi rr'cs, 
when my mamma buycd the currants. "she said to 
iierself, as she picked tlic berries and covcrctl thciu 
with currajj,t-sten) ^ 

Xot stealing, Jenny I tb.en wliy did you. run so 
fist out of .l.h.e garden ? Why did you carry your 
pai'I around the clump of lihu's behind the house., 
iustea<l of taking it into the kitchen ? 

"So cool and nice here!" .•-aid Jennie, as she sat 
dov.'u on the gra.^s and took u]i one of the berries. 

How delicious they looked, so large and ripe! 
but the red lips had s^.'arccly closed over the iirst 
berry wdieu again the voice :o;jid, "TIkmi sb.alt not 
steal," an,'.i anotiicr, you arc s. thief, Jenny Rca." 

"0!i, dear! ".said Jennv. jumjiing up, and (ip- 
])iiig over her jiail of «urrants, ''I'm afraid '.'.a 
stealin", and I'm a thief, like old IMll CYocl o; 
and I oug!\t to go to jail. A\'h:it shall I do? Oh, 
1 nuist tell .mamma.. She won't let 'cm take nu' 
to -iaii." 

Th.? terrified cldld r.m inio (he house, avul 
throNiiiig her gf;ns aiou.ivd .l.VC'A' '"otlicr, .sjjbbcd out 


T HE p I L a P. I i\r . 

'•' I3iit, darling," said Mrs. Kca," you liavcgi'iev- I if Si]y coin'cs in the sjiint of l)igotiy, cojidcimisng 
cd your Fatlier iu licaven._ Tliiiik of that. Tlie ^ cvcrvbodv m-Iio niav tliiiik differently frotti thwn- 
Lather wlio loves vou and is so kind to vou. i " xi " -n '•,• ; ■■ , , i 

Confess your sin "to him first, then take the ferries T""^''^^' *'''^>' ^"" PO^itiva^ go- mto the ^vxAe k>T, 
to Mr. Green and t-ell liiiu all about it." j ho matter who from. 

Tears stood in Jenny's eyes ^vllen she raised her That a good KV)c?al editcatl'dn -would be ail ad- 
licad. "I will, mamma;! will do anything. , vantage to n^aff is, and will bo, readily admitted, 
Then I wont be a thief, will I ? and God will! , j? .i i ,> J i ^ -ii 

r. • ;, , ... r' ov I unleas tor tlie sake ot artrumeutr but the 

lor-i'ivc rac, won t he, it 1 am sorQ- ? | o . . 

So, with burning checks aiid tearful eyes, .Jon- 1 I'^i'stion would seem to be: can this bo okaincd 
ny gathered up the spilled berries and took them j iu our common schools ?• 
to ]\Ir. Green ; then she went into her OAvn little-! ^ht 

)-i)om, an;I kneeling down by the bed, asked her i 

aere are pirx-es and communities where a good 

liberal ediication may be' obtained ia-th* et)miUon 

Ever after that JcnnxT remendjcred that "stolen j scllOt)^s/btlt there arc also places where it mnnvh 

I'riiit is not sweet," but very, very bitter. 



Of kite our brethren arc getting pretty livelvon 
{he subject of education, both jvo and con. la 
last week's issue we gave our cstccnied contribu- 
tor, D. C. Moomaw, a hearing, and no doubt his 
ideas in regard to the " Duukcr College" will re- 
ceive a liearty "jiicit by a large number of our 
yeadors, and the fact is, his argnmcuts arc not de- 
void of wx'ight and good logic ; but at the same 
time we' have good, honest and zealous brethren 
•\vho hold different views, as will be seen in this 
\veek's issue, from the pen of an old cross-bearer, 
F.P-. La-hr, of the far v,est, who is, and has been, 
devoting all his time rtiid means in proelainung 
the glad tidings of salvation ta sintiers. • 

We admire the spirit that is niauifcsted bv our 
writers. We are all as children, and sh&ald exer- 
fise respect and forbearance towsVrds each other's 
views, as we eaimol persuade ourselves that anvo-f 
Our dear brethren would willingly advocate anv- 
thing that wwdd form a hindrance to the gloi-ious 
cause for whicli we are so zealotisly laborin'^'-. 
Our great care should be to' exercise charity and 
forbearance, and avoid cxtreinc views. Extrem- 
ists are always dangerous, and have been the foun- 
tain head of all our chuTch troubles. As Ion"- as 
■nir \\-rItors season their ideas on this sulijecHj as 

and in such a place were your unworthy Editors 
born a-nd r.aiscd, and were th.-erefore necessitated to 
place Oirfiielves imder sectarian infiuences. ^\'e 
do not suppose thafe this made ns any worse, nor 
yet any better, as we were established iu " the 
tivith," before going there, having made choice of 
tlie- one- thing needful first. But this we can say,- 
arrtfi knowingly, too, that it takes a well establish- 
ed mind not to be tainted by the iutrncncebroHght 
to bear at such institutions of learning, and wo 
would gkidly availed ourselves of thd privilege oF 
going to a school taught by our br-ethrcu. After 
all, wc ap}x;ar, while young, to be creatures of ed- 
ucation and civcamstanc<:s, and the great jirobabil- 
ity is that our future lives ^rtll be shaped by the 
early influences brought to bear upon us, tliere-- 
fore it is very important where our children gel; _ 
their early education. 

AMiile on a trip youth,- w'c Icariied that a- num- 
ber of the brethren's chik?rcn arc'uow placed un- 
der sectarian influences, even some of our minis- 
tering brethren's childrca are provided witii' free 
scholarships from certain institutions, we believe' 
for the sole purpose of proselyting tlieui to their 
faith, and we thoujrht it strange t^iat" tSicv did not 
sec it in that light. The danger may not be ap-- 
parent until it is too late. If those bfethreu 
had a scb.ool jiroper'y conducted by the ehnrchvor 
members of the church, w-e have no doubt but 
what it would be well patronized. 

^Vbout the merits or demerits of Saleiu' College 
wc have nothing to say, as we know nothing more 
about it tlitin we have learned through our peri- 
odica^*, having no personal acquaintance with 
thosa by wdioiu it is conducted more than' that 
they are brethren, and wo always learned to con- 
fide in anvthing our brethren do. 

■,>„li .,c. ,ti,„, . ,.-M, 1 • ■/ 1 . ? • .• Our kiith IS in the o''/^ >A;/', and chief reliance 

Mc!l as otlicis ^\iili cliuintv and a true c iristiaii • ,, , n i -1,1 -.i ij- 

. I in God. He has promised to be witli liis 
^pn-'t, wo M-ill iid-mit thciu in uur columns, butr^ i.l:urch to the cud oi' the world. If our brcthiv,,. 

THE r I L G R I U 



at Botu 

llie woi-K IS VI Luu a^wi^,, .. ..... -.- - - _ • 

'ifiiot t'lc Avlsdom of tlie clmrcb, or tlic spirit will 
condemn it. Onr prayer is that God_ may oyer 
rule it, as M-cU as all oilier entcrpri.?c3 ot the 
<;hurcli, to the promotion of His cause, and the 
salvation of souls. ^^_______— 


Bkcmceiax, Adams Go., Pa. \ 
Feb. 17th 1871. j 

Bear Brethren -.—Please give mc your ideas on 
wearing the mustache. It is offensive to nic as 
worn by .some. I^Iy idea is to wear the beard de- 
cently, and not as some do, by shaving the ehm 
' and leave that on the upper lip and the other part 
! of the face grow. Vv hen I talk to such, and their 
i fingers go to their mouth to pull their mustache 

iffi.ncivA to me. When I 

1 out, it becomes very offensive to me. 
i talk to a brother, I like to look him in the face 
Drrrr 7't/r//r),i .—With plca.sure I have received I j^^^^ j^ jj^.g ^^^gg j_ have not the fortitude to do it. 
your wceklv visits. While conver.Bing with yon j ^^^^^.^^ ^^_j^^.^ ^^^^ persons seat themselves at table, 

^.^ioyc Please give us your views through tue 1 iLcrmr. 

M'o i,ave nuite an excitement in our neighbor- j i .vithhold my name fot fear of giving offence, 
hood^nt present,, in regard to revivals, or religions "ir. Vu. -•«- ^1^™"- 

meetinv-r^, (so called.) The Albritcs have a meet- j Eemauks. 

i„g hoSsc one and a half miles from my honse, at , _ certainly have our synipa- 

^rievlmcmade desperate efforts to cfibet some ^^earing the mnstache, and we tear that fashion has 
■^ ' much to do in bringing this uncomely custom into' 

the church. Ten years ago we do not su])poso 
there could have been found in the brotherhood,- 
one dozen who wore the beard on tlie upper lip,- 
but since it has become foshionable, the custom in 
places, is gradually creeping in. It occurs to ns,- 
as it did with Paul, about vrearing the hair, that 
m i'lre itself ought to teach us that it is not pru- 
dent. It is true, there are arguments in favor of 
it, and perhaps tenable too, but the probability i.?. 


In the n:cantime, one of my good neighbors 
and his wife became interested in the meeting and 
attended it regular, and at last bec-amc imin-cssed 
to the extent to go to the mourners bench, tue 
wife o-ctting blessed the same evening, but the hus- 
bandlaboring some four or five evenings to no 
pnriwse. After the first night's laboring at the 
bench I came in contact with himj and liad a 
Icn-thy conversation on the subject of remission 
of Tin'; In the effort I tried to show him that 
remi.^sion of sins is not promised upon prayer 

V,. ...... ... .;-- i-- '. _. ;,,„; that ninety ont of one hundred wear it for mere 

alone, and that it reqmrca a certain doing °" ^''^ . , i^,^,^ ;ace and we fear that some of our dear 
iviH- of US then rcuiksion follows obedience, i , tasuion b s.ikl, anu «l i^ 

Srred him to the preaching of the day of Pente- : brethren wear it more for that_ than any real ben- 
cost and Saul's convereion and to several other ' cfit that they expect to therefrom, la 
passa<.-es of scripture to prove that faith and re- ^ those who are conciencions and scrupulously clean 
p'entiuiee and baptism are to be complied \<-ith oli j j^j^^i j^p^t ;,i habit, and wear it within bounds of 
our part, then remission follows. Now how n^ia- j ^,^^^^^^ ^^.^ jj^^c not much to sav, but fiir an uiiti- 
,n- poor souls arc in thi.? world who arc made be- ^ ^__ ^.iovenlv person to wear a mu.^tache is mi 
licve that mourners bench repentance alone is si f- ; ^ - ^,^^ ^^^^^^_^^ ^,^^^.^^j, ^,j ^^.^^ y.^ 

!;St.;:rs™^^ cS-^f s)n tl Its^^eadl- ; ' L c^i;., it would be ,uite a gr^vance to our 
amscrenceVluld first learn what God has in , brethren and .sisters of finer sensibilities and those 
store lor a sin sick soul,, and that all preitchefs ! ^ho advocate it would become di.sgustcd at a ci.s- 

■Ihicd to hold the whole truth befi)rc ^thc ' ^.^^^^ which they now think to be both -reasonable 
people, and not in-ouu.?e poor sinners salvation^ • ^^^^^ expedient." ^^'e hope oitf dear members will 
when God has not. • exercise tudgmcnt and discretion, .so that by the 

Xow dear PJi.(a:iM if you think thi.s worth t-'^'r i cxercisiu"- of what they ."all "libcrtie.s"they may 
ing about, tell it where yon go, a.s your object »s , ^,^,^ .^ ,.|n„,blliig block of otVence in the way 
,eep ns tlnukin^ of the great gain wc^ nuiy "^^^^^^.^^^^ ^^^^^ ,,;: ^^.,,^^,, ,,,,^ ^-led. 

were lucl 


have, or the dreadful loss ^u-stain. so may the 1' a- 


T H E P I L G R I ]\r. 

Dear Pilgrim: I scat myself -tt'ith a lieavv , 
licnrt to inform you tiiat I received a letter from ; 
a dear sister by the ties of nature, and also in the ' 
Lord, that they had moved to Henry eo., Iowa, j 
near Xew London. They say they have not lieard I 
a brother preaeh sinee they moved there and from , 
what I can learn, it must be five or six years, | 

Thev both belon<rcd to the church wlien thcv \ 
moved there, but in consequence of not hearing 1 
the Bretliren preach for a considerable length of j 
time, the sister informed me tiiat hor husband had j 
united \viti> the Campbeilites, stating tliat they j 
thou^rlit it was better to belong to some church than ! 
none at all, but the sister ex])rcsses a warm feel- ' 
iug towards the Bretliren and says her luisband is 
very serious in the step he has taken. 

Tills is my trouble at present, and when I think 
of the manv cliurehos that are blessfd witii five or 
six ministers ocenpnn^ ■^ix'or seve:i miles of ter- 
ritory, wliile many poor bi^threu and sisters are 
starving for want of spiritual food, and would 
g5.a.4i*' be s»ti.sfifd with the crumbs n' tluy had a 
piiaiuco to (■■(Si^jvft iU'iiM, It makes me fed soO'v 
that ministers cannot spread a little more. I would 
ask then, is there no w^y open whereby t!ic above 
jianied locality can have that, tliat the Saviour has 
reference to wiien he said, "Go yc into all the 
world?" — Mark 1(5; lu. Why canijot those min- 
jtiters who are the nearest to tlic ii,bovc nampi] j 
place make arrangeniciits and hold a series of meet- j 
jngs in said place. They eiiii correspond with i 
^Mexander Rook, New London, Iowa, for lie is the | 
one I iiave rcterunon to, I feel satisSed tliat tiiere I 
<20uld be mucii good done, especially if bro. I). P. I 

,Savler's views on series of meotiiiirs were kept in I 

• ^ " _ % i 

view, I'llgriiti Xo. 5. I hope I will soon hear j 
that some brethrou Avill take up the cross, and] 
march for the place whore it is nooessary foj' preach- j 
ing to be done. I 

1 will !!0W close tlicje imperfect lines, ainl liopa j 
the BretluTu will reinoiijbcr us who arc yet young, j 
so tliat we may hold out fauhful until death. 

JosEfJi Holder. ' 

yrtHc Creek, Ind. \ 

■ . ! 

KKMAI^KS ; — Hero brethren !s a case for the c:^- 

crcisiug of our fooling^, und jierhaps irtir up our 

pure niinds by way of reinendirance. Hevo we i 

remain at home safely in tlio fold of .Ic»us, with ' 

]ilenty of bread and to sparo, while oup clil'drcn, 

brothers and sisters, by the ties of nature, are out 

nmong ihf wolves Ofviug lor the crumb)".. Who, 

ol us, if we knew we had a brother, sister, or dear 
child, lost out in the forest or in a wilderness of 
ravenous beasts, would not make every effort t"* 
go out and bring thcni in? Many of our friends 
and relations are in this very unhappy condition, 
yea, far worse, as they are daily exposed to the 
great encmv of sonls whose business aad deliirht; 
it is to devour precious lambs of the flock for 
whom Jesus died. These dear brethren, feci 
their starving and dangerous condition and are 
calling upon us for crumbs from the Master's ta- 
bic. If we can not go in person, let us send them 
the bread of heaven through our periodicals; For 
this purpose wc have opened our charity fund, 
and we arc hajipy to say that our dear brethren 
and sisters are resjiouding (juite liberally to the 
good cause. One brother from the west rays : " I 
am poor but I here send you fifty cents for some 
one who is still poorer than I am." On the re- 
ception of this offering, wc were forcibly reminded 
of the widow's mile. Do you not think the above 
lambs, with hundreds of others Y>ho arc seeking; 
^lasturc in nn other field, ought to read the Pn.- 
Cf"iM? Yes we know you do. Then send along 
vour mites accomjianicd with your prayers and 
God' will certainly Ijlcss it to the salvation of soids. 
You may think, dear brethren aud sisters, than 
we arc pressing the claims of tlio poor for so'fisji 
one, but this is not the, as we do not wish, 
pecuniarily to i-eap any benefit from it, but it is 
because the appeals are made to us, aud we cannot 
think of denying any, yet wc do iiut fevl able 
to gu} ply all at our own expense. AVhcn we 
give twenty-fivo fOnts for each one, mx feel that 
we are doing o'ur share, therefore Ave a]>p eal 
help that all mny be sujiplied. 

Dear Pil^^riui ;^It is but due to you, for mc 
to give a little account of the Lord's doings among 
his peoj)le where I visited lately. Though wo 
cannot give numbers of conversions of recent d-itc, 
yet if wc say that the enemy of souls .suffered de- 
ff.-at in his attacks on the Camp of Israel, in con- 
sc(picnce thercofj joy and gladness filled the hearts 
of God's children, it will equally interest theui 

The prospect of success of our College is very 
ilattoi'lng, Viy wife and self visited the school on 
i>nr tr'ii to Tiul, and mu*t say, v,'c are fully satis- 
lied t!i:,tt l.u-0. and si=ter Miller (jcruov their '"j- 

T II K I' J L G II I M . 


sitioii with credit to tiicniseivGS, ami tiic institu- 
tion. They desire llic prayers of the cliurch and 
its cooperation. A\'c hoar it said here and tlicre, 
'■ft' the Dunkors maintain their reputation as vreil 
in ti)cir institution of learning, as tliey do in the 
])raetioe of their religion, they shall be supported 
liy us." Wc remained but two days- here and 
preached two evenings, then pa.5sed over to Pierce- 
ton and Dodgertown, where wc had a number of 
jiif>eting5 {'or upwards of a week, a choice held for 
a speaker; the lot fell on Jacob Sncll. The Lord 
sustain him. The church here as well as ourselves 
hiding refreshed and encouraged, we passed 
back to Milford, our former residence, wdiere wc 
had one social interview with the members, and 
one public meeting. Brother Davis Youncc and 
.Jesse Calvert making a protracted effort six miles 
Irom here, we joined them, five persons were ad- 
ded to tiie happy number, and the powers of error 
seemed to be shaken, but for the want of more 
effort the work stopped right in the beginning of 
harvest. Here is a visible confirmation, that the 
apostle's practice of staying a length of time in one 
place, is the proper gospel way of doing. 

The reason for leaving here were the repeated 
and urgent calls from our state Mich. So bro. 
Youiice and wife accompanied us to our home, 
Bloomino-dalc, witii tlie undcrstaiulincr that Cal- 
vert and .J. Berkcy would meet with us here and 
tlien divide, two to go IVorth East and preach as 
the demand, or call may require, and otiiers attend 
here for two or three weeks in continuation, liav- 
ing learned it to be a waste of time to go from 
liouse to house preaching but one sermon at a 
place. As this mode of proceeding is disapproved 
of by some brethren, I would like to give a bit of 
reasoning on the point like this ;* Forty years 
ago I came to Stark county Ohio, the county being 
comparatively new, farmers then would raise a ve- 
ry good crop of wheat by merely scratching the 
soil, whicli was naturally mellow and loose, but 
after a number of years cultivation, the soil bo- 
came more compact : tares and obnoxious weeds 
multiplied — choked the precious grain that pro- 
duced the staff of life. Consequently auotbcr 
mode of culture must be adopted, and another and 
another, as time rolled on, till at this time the 
ground must be kept in a continual stir until the 
wheat is placc<l into the earth by the best impro- 
ved Machinery ; then a 6ubstantial enclosure pro- 
tects the precious plant until harvest time, when j 

the husbandman is richly rewarded for all his care 
and labor. 

Now at the same time when I came to Ohio, tliG 
brethren preached once here, and once there, over 
a large territory, and their labors were crowned 
with success, though many of them preached all 
their earthly substance away and died pennyless, 
yet at harvest time they shall bring their sheaves 
rejoicing. But now at this time the hearts of 
men have become hard like ground that is ran over 
by the beast of the field. False aud obnoxious 
doctrine has been inculcated by .spurious preach- 
ing, and unless this is counteracted by the preach- 
ing of pure gospel in regular succession until the 
mind becomes disabused of error ; the heart made 
mellow and susceptible to the reception of the 
pure word of God, and afterward well guarded, 
that no inroad is made by the "little foxes"all our 
labor is in vain. 

For the further illustration of my position, let 
me remark here, that the Lord Jesus, after select- 
ing His ministry or servants, He went about, 
throughout the country introducing the "glad 
tidings of salvation"aud afterward sent His am- 
bassadors by seventies, till all the laud became ac- 
quainted with the doctrine, which however being 
gainsayed by the great and noble, he tells them 
to stop now and tarry at Jerusalem until they 
should^bc properly equippedand prepared for the 
mighty work before them. This being accom- 
plished at the day of Pentecost, they now rally 
forth with the mighty weapon of truth, and lay 
low in one day, three thousand of the enemies of 
peace and trvth, and add them to their own num- 
ber, — what a mighty excitement this must have 
been. Some of us now would say, should it occar 
among us, these people are mad, and the origina- 
tors thereof would have to give an acccuut of them- 
selves, and especially if they would continue the 
excitement day by day for the length of time that 
it continued at Jerusalem. The fear would bo 
"how can wejget this mixed l^maltitude subject 
to tiic Brethren's order ?" But they being dai- 
ly together, 'continued steadfastly in' the apos- 
tles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of 
bread, and in prayer, at least until they were ful- 
ly established and confirmed. Then when perse- 
cution scattered them they went farther and far- 
ther, being assisted with the means which had 
been placed at the apostle,s feet for common use, 



since earthly possession were of no value to them 
in the land v.hiijh thev were dirocled soon to leave. 

they must go wlicro tliey can find one, but wliat 
is the cfll'ct? Maiiv bretlux-u can answer to their 

Soon after this we find them located here and ; sorrow, " as the twig is bent, so the tree is in- 
tl:ere in the eitics and towns, not only weekly but ' dined." Their sons and daughters, taught in the 
daily disputing with the adversaries of the truth 1 fashionable circles, follow the fashions of aMicked 
for years, and even private member.?, (the church) 
f-auic togetiier, in combination nsing the mighty 
■weapon of prayer, to assist the preachers of the 

Gospel, and to uphold and support them in their 
arduous labor. ^Voidd to God it was in fiislnon 
yow, for it wouhl be assuredly the order of the 
old brethren. 

Permit nic now to make a more proper and di- 
rect application of what I have hinted at in the 

The Brethren coming into this country, poor 
and dispiscd, kept themselves in the back ground 
find worshipped God in the simplicity of the Gos- 
pel, unassuming, witliout ostentation. Little no- 
tice was taken of them, so that even Buck, in his 
Theological Dictionary, lost them in the descrip- 
tion given of Conrad Boisel, of Ephrata. 

Steadily and gradually they advanced forward 
from valley to valley, from hill to hill, uttil they 
crossed the mountains and settled in the valley of 

world. This necessitates the church to find a 
remedy ; and here at Bourbon, Indiana, is tliat 
propo.scd remedy in actual operation, where oi:r 
sons and our daughters arc, and can be under the 
immediate supervision of approved bretlircu and 
sisters, to give in.struction and examples, both ii^ 
^lorality, Virtue and Sciences, and if the plan is 
completed under contemplation, all will live un- 
der one roof, and be under the guardianship of 
virtuous brethren and sisters, both by day and bv 
night. ^ I ask in candor, ■who can oppose such an 
institution, especially when it extends its invita 
tion to such as are poor in this world to come and 
receive the benefit free gratis? This, however, 
cannot be done if the brethren cripple its progress 
by opposition. Brethren need not fear that a sal- 
aried ministry will be forced upon theoiso long as 
they keep the apostolic mode of choo.sing their 
ministers from their number, and I dare sav 

they will avail themselves of choosing Paules and 
the illssissippi, spreading across the Rocky Moun- x^^.^i]^,^^ if thev can be had. The present prac- 
tains. Their labor and mode of labor adapting itself 
by the force of circumstance to every division of 
lime through which they passed for one liundred and 
fifty years, having but few educated men in their 
number, for they were indeed not needed sa long 
.IS they did not come in contact much with the ed- 
ucated of this world, and no one feared that they 
■\\-ould make much inroad among their sects, buias 
necessity called for, God had provided oj." pre^ 
pared a Moses who was taught in all the arts of 
the Etivptians, or as Paul brought up at the feet 
of Garaalial. The common school system in course 
of lime brouglit out good scliolars with common 
education, the church obtained its share of young 
iircft of that who could cope \Yith the adver- 
saries. Educated men now would take to puiling 
the chiu'ch with references to the dead languages. 
This emergency \yas also met with by a few who 
had come into the church educated beforehand. — ■ 
ButbeJioldl a general revolut'on takes place, ed- 
ucated meai by tlic thousand appear upon the 
stand, or ])!atlbrm of this world — the sons and 
daughters of our brethren catch the fire, and they 
Avant. education and indeed need it, if they are not 
to go in the back ground ; and what is to be done? 
There is no institution of Icaniing of our own, so. 

ticC'assures me of it. 

Xow dear Pilgi;i:i, accept the above little of- 
fering, though there may not much pure and val- 
uable metal be contained therein, yet "every lit- 
tle helps." And since you are said to be rrrfrrlor 
to the Companion, we desire to elevate thee to an 
equality, for this is our stand and motto, and our 
uncomiy parts receive the more honor. 

]N'ow I will close with a remark that I think 
bro. Saylcr's co?nmunicatiou on " Protrac'.cd Ef- 
forts," in Pnx;niir Xo. 5, ought to be printed ex- 
tra; for distrfbutron gratis, ■where no paper is 
taken by the brcijhrcn. And ])erhs}->s M. Miller, 
on ''■Surfieting," would do no harm to go in com- 
pany. But these are only my thoughts. 
Yours in the bonds of the Gospel, 

F.:P. Lcehr. 

3 Te D . 

SPAXOGLE — In the ^Inglcn'ick Branch Ifnntmgdou eo.. 
Pa., Feb. 12th 1871. after a long illness of Dropsy, sis 
ter Catharixe, ■svife of bro. Jolin Siwnoglo, aged 54 
years, 3 months and (i days. 
Occasion improved by tke brethren from 2 Xiai. 4: T 8. 

GAllVER— In the same district, Eeb. 14th 1871. after a 
lingering illness. Samvki-. GAEVEK,*,agcd 00 years, 9 
months and 27 days 
Fimera! services I13' the bK-thren from .Tob 14.° 

A. L. f U2sCK. 



T 11 ]•: r I L G R I yi. 

Acceptable. A pack of original fragments 
sent us by Eld. J. S. Florv. W'c luivc ibit tlic 
want of such items for a loug time au<l for a lack 
(if th-em we were obliged to iill out columns with 
s.^lections. ^Ve are bceoming woarv of seeing the 
names of Becdier, Spurgeon and a few others. J t 
looks as if noljod}- else ecu'd tliink good thoughts 
but the goodly fe-,v who are raised to the highest 
i-'ea-tri rA' th-e synagogue by \yorldlv applause. — 
Worldly lore may give birth to elevated composi- 
tions, but from the spirit ef Elijah's God, ought 
to emcnate golden thoughts. We hope man}' others 
will go and do likewise. " Flashes of thought" will 
be acceptable. 


Pcrfli Trees should now be cutback — the soon- 
er the better — if left too late until the sap com- 
laeuces flowing there is danfrer of blccdino- and 
*huf, destroying the vitality of the trees. The 
great secret in keeping peach trees in a healthy 
<'«nditJon is in "heading them back." This should 
1)C done every spring, by cutting off about one 
third of the fcrmer years growth, and thus keep 
as much new wood for bearing as jiossible. By 
<-utting back, the trees arc always kept in a grow- 
i.-jg eomlition and bear a much better quality 
of fruit. So soon as ;i iieaeli tree stops grouing, 
so soon it commences dying. We v.'rite thus 
from theory and experience, therefore if you wish 
to extend the lives of your trees keep them grow- 
in ir. 

To Cum; Croup. — Somebody says; "Mothers 
will be interested to knov/ that turpentine is a sov- 
ereign remedy for cronp. Saturate a piece of flan- 
nel with it, and place the flannel on the throat and 
■<;hest. In very severe cases, from three to five 
drops on. a lan-jp of sugar may be taken iuM-ardly." 
This somljudy ought to make himself known, and 
show that the "sovereign remcdv" isactualv or 


Remember the Poor. 

:McLAXAIIAX— STAXES— (In tlip Sfltli of nf^rriulu^r, 
INTO, bylhf niidrrsio-iK'il, .lASPEIt X. :5IcLAXAIlAN 
and :jr.\/?IA STAXES. 

STAUCIT— SLTCK— On .Tanuarr >.!i, ISTl. by *.!ic .^ainc, 

13REWBEKER— BL'ItK— On the flih of Feb. 1871, by 
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VOL. 2. 

JAMES CHEEK, PA., MARCH 14, 1871. 

NO. 10. 

A Burglar in a Bos, 

I familiar Avitli tlic wicked ways of tlic Avorld. ' 
They look upon tlie whole thing as a kind of' 

i Further information fiom Denver throws .strange freak, done, as the young man expresses 

<li,scredit upon the fstory .sent by telegraph, tliat ' ;t^ "partly for fun, and partly for economy." | 

one E. C'. Cros?, a young man from Massaclnx- , - n , 

■ setts, attempted to roban cxtiress car on the Un- tt^^^.^.^.^^^^^^. „ j t i • i 

I ' *■ ^ j \V iN^ESiiiciv couutv, Iowa, has an ice cave 

ion Pacific railroad by gaining admis.sion into it , ^,.|,icii ig one of the most singular curiosities of, 

ill a box to be sent as freight. He himself has ' j,^t„^.e_ jj, jg jo^^.^fed on tlie [Tppe,. Iowa river; ! 

said, since hi.? arrest, that his fund.s were getting opposite the town of Serorali. Tlic river is a | 

low, and that, finding Ins fare home would cr^it s^vift.running ."jtream of water, clear bottom, and I 

^ him $G5, while the box could be sent for $20, ^ ;,, jj^^out fifty rods in width. You climb'the j 

I he made the box and attempwl to get a cheap j bh.ff about one hundred and fifty feet; the to]) j 

.passage to New England. The Denver ^«j of it is coverd with rocks ui^on which are grow- i 

jiMftc describes the interior of the boy,ai)d speaks 5,,^ ^^^^^^ of all ages and varioas sizes. Du j 

I or Cross thus: , f.|j.,g, (-],q entire summer (here are bodies of ice ; 

) III one end of the box is frame-work, netted, ;„ ;,^ ,^„j j],^ quantity of it is increased as tlie ' 

with stout twine, a fine thing for the head to i te„,pc,.^t„rc^ofthe outside world is raised, while 

I rest upon. The other end is the commissary.— j j„ ^^-j.^^^. j,* iccentierly disa]ii)e:srs. 

Here arc bread, cakes, a can of butter, aiiples, and | ,, 

„ ■ , . TT o-:0:-o 

mauv-littlcdainticsfor a long)ournc3'. Here arc ,,. , , , i • , 

•; , T . n 1 ' — Measured by man s desires, he cannot 

books aud paiior.s, an odd suit, and otlier com- ,. , , ii ,• i 1 1 

' ^ ' . ,. , . . live long enough ; mea.'iurcd t)v his good deeds, 

i fertfs. The only suspicious thing about it is , , , i- , 1 , " , , , . 

1 J L o lip iijj, |.|o(; jiypii long onougli ; measured by iiis 

i the armory — a pistol. His manner leaves no 1 .,1111 ■■" , , , 

••' ' 1 ,T \^\'i\ deeds, lie has lived too long. 

! doubt that he is partially domcnted. He .says ^ 

he hopes people will not laugh at him. His ; — l"^xpcrien.-e (ea.Jics, it is true, but she 
I freak was merjly an effort to get a cheap ride to \ "«^'c^" ^^'''^''^*^ *" *'™f- 1^»^''' <^^'c»t brings if." 
i Boston. "The thing didn't work, and here ! '^^^'''^^'b ^"^^ "'« '^^^^» '^ remembered ; but the 

I am." There are intimations, current to-dav ^""'"'^ "^^'"^ o'^™^"^ ^'S''"'"- 

that a part of this " cunniiigly-dcviseU ])lun " 
was tlie robbeiw of the express. Those who 

— To be despised or blamed bv an incompe 
tent or uncandid judge may give a momentary 

know this young man can't. believe that he is pain, bat ought not to make one nnhnppjr. 

T n E p I L LI R 1 :si 


Pkedini; ])KI>. ]\I:iny good ( Viloiiic;- of bees 
Mill HtSi'Vo in oiir XurtiioiMi fliul ^lid'.Uc stale?, 
(luring ^larcli and April, ii' they ai-o not uttcnl>cd 
to. As llicy ai'i' 'low Legisming to breed, tliey 
nsQ wp Tiiorp honey than they did in the ■srintcr, 
therefore all stoeks tliat appear light towards oth- 
erp, must be fed prnnijitly. The eo^t of feeding a 
lialf do;:en of stocks, will not be jnore than losing 
one, and the time to attend to them v.ill not 
.Kiaount to mnch. I'ifty ecnts worth, of white su- 
gar Mill sec a Colony of bees s;ife through. The 

■ liest M'ay to feed bees h to have a jiint or q-eart 
:flask, having a short iieek. Put the feed in it, 
■then tie a muslin nig over the mouth of the bottle, 

jfc-losely woven rju'cl-: it with a darning needle, 
then have aTiole in tlie top of your hivt? large 
e:-iough for llie mouth cf the bottle to go in. 

Xow turn your bottle U])side down in that liolCj 

and the bees' will sip it out and store it in the 

oombs. This sini})le, but exeellent plan to feed 

noes is pattencd. Eat if a pei'son uses them with 

the intention of paying for it if ever the projier 

])rrson comes along no harm done, and it is worth 

all tiie money it costs to a hee kec])er. H. A. 

King 240 Broadway Xevr York, is the owner of 

f^a id patent. Prepare the feed as follows: fdl a 

■fi-nart, c-iip or any thing else you choose to use, 

MMth white sugar, then pour boiling water on it. 

The sugar will then settle doM^u, but potir on till 

it is fidl, and yeuAvill have the right temper, 

then set "it on the stove till it is dissolved, stirring 

■Miill hdp to dissolve it. Towards evening is tlie 

; hest time to put on yotir feeder, see that the bees 

: arc tip at the .hoh'' J.vJicn you jviit -O!! tlie feeder. 

' < live the bees a quite small <^Ktr;i! ukifc feeding 

to prevent robbing. 

T>.\ N IKI. K.Af-.,.\V.lCK. 
JS'tiC lliitrrprisc, Vit. 

EMANT:i;r, ITooYKit: We are not acquainted 

■ -with a Jacob Hoover residing at f^harpsburg, Blair 
' ("o., Pa. We have been told that there are IToo- 

■ ve.r-s.thevexanii.ihe pcabability i.s, he is still living. 

■ ThcPCris.^ J:a«ob Hoevtn" Jiving near Millcrstown, 
P>lair CVi., Mith MJioni w« are acquainted. He 
is of considerable age and a jwamJii cut mcinlier of 

t,tjie CJaver fV.-yk f'luinji. 

VtsiToi: : — Jacob ZKKii.KR, (,'liurclivillc Va. 
says hi* T 7 •'.'i-i/- docs not. come Please sec to it 
that h.e gets it. 

Wm TfoRKMAK ,— Your H\ mn BookH iiavcall 
becH i^ent by te.ail. Some time agx) ^\•c sent theia 
all but two, whici! MT had not at t!ic time, they 
are now also sent and will doubtless come to hand, 
i'ou say send the Pit-Cuii.At to Ccdan, Howard co, 
Kansas. A'la Elh- City. In our Post Directory 
\ve can find no such otnce. In Howard co, mc 
have Cedar A'ale and Elk ]\dls. A\ e have sent 
it according to your directions, hut are /loubtfiil 
of it being right. Jf you find that the address i.-« 
wriiug. plca,se inform us of it. 

\s . AiiNin.D: — E. Hyser iVom latest account, 
is still residing in Georgia, but wliat he is accom- 
plishing in the Alissionary cause, we are not in- 

T>ef(r JufRar-c : — Please publisii tlie follt!V,-ing 

^Vhcreas, the last Annual ^McTtingapjiointcd me 
an agent to make arrangeraents with ^ome of the 
Railroad Companies in the J]]ast and South-East 
for our Brethren gonig to the next ^V. ^l. The 
Pcnna C'entral, and Sunbury (Sr Eric P. K. Co.".s 
require all using those roads to hav-c an order 
which tipon presenting at the station from whirh 
they start, obtain a ticket at excursion rates. 

I therefore propose that each district niceiing 
appoint an agent to take up al! the names in the 
district* of those going over the above named 
roads to tjjc A. M,, and send them to me M^itli the 
names of the }x>r.sons and post-oflice plainly writ- 
ten, upon receipt of which I will send to each of 
those agents as many orders as they send me 
names, or if not eenvcnient for tisc I). I\I. to uji- 
point an agent, a ehurc]i,«r several churches, may 
appoint one and se;id the names to me as above 

The brethren will please proceed witli this bu- 
siness as soon as i)ossible, as I wiU v\ ithhold the 
printing of the ord«rs uiitil I am inibrmed how 
many will be required, and would prefer having 
the luimber wanted before the ai-rangements with 
the a'bove and other ro:Kls are completed. 

'I would also state this arrang-cKiciit extends to 
brother, sister and friends, all vvdiose object is to 
attend, the A. M. 

Full information will be given of the excursion 
rates as-sooo as thev arc made with the. t^ifferent 
companies. * C. CfSTEfi, 

47.:, Franklin St.. J'hiladclpliiti, Pa, 


H. E. & GEO. BEIMBAUGH, Editors. 

J. B. BEUMBAUOH k CO., Publisliers. 

A'OL. 2. 

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XO. Hi. 




Puriety of Heart. 

— I'iii — 

J:T i-!7>rON GKOJT. 

Xot for cartUiy biiss I pant, 
Kiirtli has little that I want ; 
Jiilllc than can grieve or eheer, 
Little that can ljii\d uic here. 
I ask not its lleeting joys, 
\ seek not its glittering tovr — ■ 
Rut I want a hoUj luari. 
Sauelifietl in every part. 

f<ot the worlil rev'lv aiui frown, 
IJosora fricuds look coldly down ; 
I,fl \wy earthly lot lie low, those early day dreams go, 
Let :ne all thy cliast'nings share. 
Sickness, sorron", pain ..niul earc, all earthly good dejinrt, 
Give me, Lord,' a ho'iy heart. 

AVhen my conflicts hero are over, 
"When I reaoh that heavenly shore, 
'When I join the augt'l throng. 
And eoinnieuco their Koiig, 
\Vhen in robes of white I stajid 
With palms of victorj- in my hand, 
Theu I kuow this siufiil heart, 
"Will bo pure in every part. 

But must I while I tarry Itere 
Slill tlie yoke of bondage wear ? 
* Though I hate ilic tempters chain, 
8till his wrcti'hed slave remain ? 
<irieving oft my Savior's love. 
Making all his smiles remorse .* 
Vps, without a lioly heart, 
I shall oft from him depart. 

Must I seek and strive in vain 
This raatclilcss treasure to obtain ? 
Is it then thy righteous will 
That I be a capti\ e still ':■ 
Wilt thou with lessJo»'<' regard 
That I would ho like Vliee, I,ord ? 
That my heart brfree from mu, 
AVherc ouly'tbou aloue Bhall reign. 

\ Precious truth '. on thee T lean, 

j ,Tesua wills that T be clean, 

I To the uttermost can save. 

j "Willie ins grace he's promised too, 

• To kecji me all my journey tlirough, 

; When my gloom\- doubts depart, 
.Tesus loves a holy hean. 

' .«■.« — ■ 

Ax I.ArpiticssivE TiiorciHT. — Is it witliin grasp 

i of the iiiiaoMuatii'C luiiul to coiiecivc a scene iiiufw 

.<iibliinc ami impres.slvc tliaii tliat of a heavy In- 

d(.'ii, .sin oppressed, l>clicviiig .?otil, bowetl at tljft 

, fi-'et of nici'cy, pleadiijg in deep aiigui.sli fof an iit- 

i tcre*t iu the blood of Christ, cryino- "Iaii-iI ho''; 

■ Meny on w-ra f:iiincr'l" As on tlie wiiig.s of love- 

i tlie cvy is wafted to the eotirts of heaven. God 

lends a listeniiio; ear ; ange3s bend in aiixioii.s si- 

j Iciiee to caieh the accents of every sigh and groan. 

; A smiling glonlled Saviour j)leads, " 0, Jo/'i/ivr, 

I for sueh I died." A rcconeiled Father responds, 

I ''it is done!" To the Holy S.oirit it is .said, " gu 

, take up thine abode in tlie tei)Sj^)le prepared fur 

jthec.". Swifter than the lightniug"'.s dart, th(.v-ane- 

I tifyiig comforter dtsccnd.s to spetik peace to the 

.soul to be delivered, thai soon cnierg&s from dark- 

iicss to light — a new creature — aehihl of Ciod — an 

Jieir of heaven, and with the first breathings of 

divine light looks uji and with joy whispers" Ab- 

ba Fathei 

The antfclie choir t;i 

nj) tlie 

j idling echo, antl heaven resounds with rt;|oicing.s 
I ''over one sinner that rcpcnteth." — J. 'S'. Mory. 

I You .should take as nunOi care not to proNnke 
an enemy as you would to sail .safely by n daiigoi'- 
ous roek. 

Till: pipe and the p.saltery nijike sweet me'! idv j 
but a ])leasnu( tongue is trbovo (h-su alt 



Joseph, a Type of Jesus, 




." And Jospph was the governor ovpr the lauil, nriJ hn it 
,-was that sold to all the people cf _llie la,a(,l^ And Joseph's 
hretliren came ajid bcived down themselves before hun 
■with' t'lu'ir lace's to the ground. And Joseph saw his 
'brethren, and he knew them, and spake' roughly tnito 
them. And he said unto tliem, whence come ye? And 
.'they f.aid from the land of CamSin to buy food. And Jo- 
_seph knew his brethren, but tliey knew him not. And he 
Sfiid u'lito them, ye are spies. And they said uiito hjm, 
nay, nV}' lord, but to buy food are thy servants come." — 
<iBN. 4-3 : G-10. 

D.EAR IIeadeb.:— In essajr '^o. 2 you were 
.iirgwl to go to Jesus for salvation, ay.d hoping the 
adinonition seemed so reasonable to you, that you 
have already concluded no longer to look upon 
those v,"ho arc perishing for heavenly food, and 
are already on your wtiy to Jesus. In this es.say 
I will tell you how you must come, what .tjials 
ym Avith, &c. 

You will observe that Joseph (.^vho represents 
Jefeus) was the governor over the land. And that 
it was he that sold food to all that came. It be- 
came those who came to buy to acknowledge his 
digpity, and to approach him with reverence ; ac- 
cordingly, Joseph's bretlixeu (who represented the 
i)pniteiit .sinner) came "and bowed down thcm- 
.selves before hina y/ith their facgs ,t9 the ground." 
fGod having highly exalted Je.sus, hath made him 
Lord of lord.s, King of king.s, committing all judg- 
,mfii:\t,into his hpids, giving hiiu a name above all 
other iiamc.3 ; that at th.e name of Jcstis, every 
knee must bow, and ever}- tongue confess that he 
;is Lord to.tlic glory of , God the Pather, making 
.him a leader and a commander of the people. So 
there is no other name given tinder heaven wheve- 

, , ■ . - ' : pi '• . ■ i i ■ . . 'J ; 

by men can be saved, but in the ijame of Jesus.— 
So there is no other Saviour ; it is he who dis- 
penses all blessings, and to him you must come ; 
and him you must hear and obey. 

.!' And .Joseph's brethren came arid bowed them- 
selves befpij^ him with their faces to the ground." 
^Coming to Jesus, you must come with humble 
hcart.s, and meek spirits; on your knees, with 
•your faces bowed down^ and liamls lifted up, is a 

good posture for you to assume when you come to 
him in your closet, with the door shut after you. 
Yon. mnM hear liiwi. He tells you to pray in se- 
cret, and that yotxr father who sees in secret will 
reward you openly. Joseph saw his brethren. — 
Jesus sees yon afar ofl". He sees you whenever 
you are kneeling in secret prayer. " Before that 
Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig 
tree, I saw the." " Jo.scpli knew his brethren." 
Jesus knows you, and needs not any to tell him of 
you, for he knows what is in man. But his breth- 
ren know not Joseph. The sinner in his sins 
knows not Jesus. Being a stranger and alien to 
the covenant of promise. " All things are de- 
livered unto me of my father, and no man know- 
eth the Son, save he to whomsoever the Son will re- 
veal him." The man born blind knew n()t who 
it was that restored him his sight until Jesus re- 
vealed himself to him. " Their eyes were holdcn 
that they should not know him. Bat afterwards 
they knew. (lu subsequent essays you will know.) 
" And he spake roughly unto them." My dear 
reader, be not discouraged at the seeming rough- 
ness of the man. " Behind a frow ning providence 
he hides a smiling face," sings the poet. "He that 
loveth fixther or mother, brother or sister, house 
or lands more than me, says Jesui?, is not worthy 
of mc. And he that leaves not all that he hath, 
and takes up his cross, and folio «'s me, cannot be 
my disciple. And oh, generation of vijiers who 
hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come ; 
bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance, 
for the axe is laid to the root of the tree that 
bringeth not forth good fruit, Mill be cut down 
and cast into the fire. And if thy right hand or 
right foot offend thee, cut them off. It is better 
to enter into life without these, than to have them 
and be cast into hell fire, whence the worm dieth 
not ; and where the fire is not quenched." These 
may sound roughly to yoti at first, but will not 
seem so rough after you know him. He is tr^-ing 
your faith. He will know how much you feel 
your need of him, and how much of .?r//' you will 
sacrifice for salvation. " He chastencth every 
son M'hqm.he rcsctielh.:' " >yhence came ye," 
soiiudcd roughly on their cars, but need not at all 



alarm you. " Who touched nic," made the wo- 
man trcmbJc; yet trcmljling she came and told 
Jesus all the truth, and received the blessing. So 
do _vou. Tell him you are come from the land of 
siiiiul habits; from the associations of sinners, 
whoso evil comniuuications have corrupted your 
habits, and that your soul issinkiuj, sinking down 
under Ihc burden of guilt. Tell him all the truth. 
" Ye are spies," says Joseph. Nay, they say; wc 
are true men ; to buy food we arc come. " Ye 
arc of your father the devil, and the lusts of your 
father ye will do : he was a murderer from the 
beginning, and abode not in the truth, because 
there is no truth in liim. When he speakcth a 
lie, he spcaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and 
the father of it," says Jesus to the lij'po^'itc. Nay, 
say ye, wc are not hypocrites, we are penitent, 
weary and heavy laden sinners, coming to thee 
for rest. Help ! oh ! help us, or we perish. J^ord 
save iiie I 

Dear reader, all this seeming roughness in Jo- 
seph towards his brethren was intended by him 
to hujuble them, that his favors might be more 
highly apprccialed. Joseph's brethren had been 
very wicked, spiteful, and revengeful, hating Jo- 
enpli with murderous hate ; conspiring against 
Iiim for his innocent life ; and finally sold him a 
slave' to strangers into a strange laud. And by 
lying and deceit fhey contrived to impress the be- 
lief upon their good old father that some evil 
beast had torn limb by limb fi'om liis beloved son 
Joseph. "So that he rent his clothes, and put 
sack cloth upon his loins, and mourned for his 
son many days." While they, in their hypocrisy, 
rose up to comfort him. But he refused to be com. 
forted, and s^iid, I will go down into iny grave 
unto my son mourning. 

For these horrid sins must Joseph humble them. 
In like manner have all wc done despite to Jesus 
our Joseph. AVe have sinucd against him in 
many ways. ^\:nd' by our acts have i>roven that 
we hated him, and would not have him to rule 
over us. For our sins he will humble us" first, 
and then save us. The surgcou first wounds, and 
afterwards heals.' See next Xo. 

/oc The Pilffrim: 

The Dead Burying tlie I)ea3> 

BY C. 11. BALSBAUGir. 

^zXLii become ^^cary of doing goodv 

Some one, and perhaps others, wishes to know 
what Christ meant by such strange language. 
The question^ is not, h'oic can the dead bury their 
dead, but what lesson did Christ seek to' impress 
by such a metaphor ? The 62n'd Verse offers the 
clue to the apparent mystery. "And Jesus 
said unto him,uo man, having pii't his hand to the 
plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdoni 
of God." Three persoiis," who had doubtless beeii: 
po\verfully a'ttacted by the Saviour's supcrnatui'al 
manifestations, are presented in the narrative to 
show the difficulties attending a life of devotioh' 
to God. The "certain man" who signifies his 
readiness to follow Jesus v/hithci'soever He went, 
is by Matthew called a "scribe." He must have 
known, from the essential circumsta'necs of the 
ease, that companionship witli Jesii's involved in- 
dignity and trial. But it is not probable that he 
has weio-hcd' the overWliclming n'ature of the difii- 
culties that beset the followers' of the Naz'aren<i. 
The words of Christ indicate that they were in-' 
tended to acquaint the applicant ■sVith a fact of 
which he was ignorant, ot had but imperfectly 
considered. Such an utter rcnuneia'tioil lid did 
not ex'pect, and being one of those who had offer- 
ed an undivided fcalt}-, without being called, and' 
without having counted the cost of disciplcslvip, 
he probably went back. The main idea' 6f Chi'ist's"' 
reply Avas the necessity of abandoning everything 
in order savingly to embrace the truth He taught. 
To the other, Christ said eniphati'cally, " fol- 
low rac^" Matthew^ states tliat the person to' 
whom' this mandate was given',' was one "of His' 
disoiplcs." He was momentarily deterred, not by 
the renunciafiou imposed by the cross, like the' 
first, but by the sa'credness of the paternal rela- 
tion. "Suffer mc first to go and bury my father.' 
There can surely be no' A\rong in desiring to at- 
tend to the rites' of sepulture when the object is a 
beloVed parent. Biit the truth of grcatcsf; pronii- 
ueuce lu the refusal of Clmst to allow His disci- 
ple tliir- privilege, is, tbat nothing, however sacred 


T J I E 

r I L G li I :m , 

Contrast between the Bigliteous and 
tlie Wicked. No, 1. 

Ani\ Uiai. kmnvhig the time, tlwt »o-!>- it is liigli lime U» 
ivaUc out olsk'pp; for noAV is our ?:*lvatiou nearer tbau 
ivhen -vje first beiicveil. — Rom. 13 : 11. 

These M-oi'ds shall be /he starting point of thi^ 
important es.?;tv «'liiek I slinll by the pernii.-.sion of 
(_fo(1, pi-c-H?nt to tlic readers of the Pilijrtu'. in <lif- 
fcrer.t Xos, And, if in jny wco.k efforts I can 
arouse some from their sltiiubering anil secure con- 
ditioi>, Vvlio by procrastination, jeopardize tiieir 
soul.-j' eternal srdvtition, to awaken from sin untu 
righteousness and make tliem hasten to avi.-ic from th.e 
dead to seek life in Christ, mv desire shall be grat- 
ified ; and to God bclongcth all prais"^. 

Tnic the ■words of yiir text arc addressed (o be- 
lievers, hence the more iniportrait. If believer.? 
are siibieet k> sleep and drow.sincss, and it is nec- 
essary for tlicni to bo rcnainded of the near ap- 
proach of the Son of Got!, as the conchiding part 
of our text signifies, how much more they who 
slec}) the sleep of moral death, unconscious of their 
danser av^d aina^iing calamity and dreadful i)un- 
i-sliment, they every moment of tlieii' liii-, expose 
them selves while serving sin and satan. O, may 
God have mercy on a careless and sin-stricken 
world. 3.1ay the trumpet of God in hrs majestic 

■ voice soand the alarm in the preaching of Christ'.-? 
• gcspc!, of the near approach of him who has the 
i '■' keys of hell and death*' and l>efo2x; his awlnl 
j throne all have to sraml to await the final dceisiou 
jofajnst judge; inilcxible in h'.s judgment, ami 

righteous in his decision, aud from it there can be 
no appeal. 

"Eiit we will consider the text first, in the «ipac- 
1 ity of believers. By tlie preceding cha})tcr we 
' understand tliat the ivoman chri.-stians were cx- 
' horted to varion.^ehristian duties iu which they 
I were evidently lacking, in which love was the 

leading one. I.,ove is the foundation from whentx? 

spring all the christian grace.?, and there fiH>m the 

■ streams of livin" Avaters flow to th.e aboinulinLT 
fruits of the .spirit of (iod. Thereibre if love is 
wanting we may not be surprised to .sec the bc- 

,; licrer slunrbering; light becomes dim, and if 

■ darkness overwhelms tbeni, they are sure to fall 
asleep, hence, void of projier feeling and incapable 
of seeing or knowing tiicir dangerous or dreadful 

-^■^ ; coiidition. I'or this re:!Son, so many troubles 

i;>erv d.a\ ofiV-v life is'al' thy hi.~lyi-y. iurisc in the church, jaiigling. jarring, .self-coueeit^ 

or proper in itsell', may come into comiwtition 
witii His chnms, or contravene His behests. Tlie ' 
injunction is imperative, almost stem, "let the 'f 
dead bury their dead, b'l.i rj,-, fho"" cl'c. The per- 
.■-on adtlrcs.scd felt the necessity of following, and i 
acknowledged the authority of His Ma.ster, but ; 
the tics of consanguinity powerfully inclined him 
to attend first to .something else. This is the pith 
of the matter. To give attention first to the die- , 
tales of nature, not only in point of time, but as a ; 
matter of alVeetion. It is this Indisposition to •'«?.- j 
uuiViiili: obedience, and ijii.irscrf'jl. consecration, ^ 
that Christ reproves. A dead father waits burial, 
but if it involves iuva.sion upon tiie rights ot the 
Supreme :^:^ovcrcign, iia must rwelvc it at otlier 
hands. Defilement for the dead is no one's privil 
( gc, .Everything that is noble and tcnder.and sacred 
in cjtrtldv rclation.shiiJ.s, must be lield in abeyance 
to a highei' allegiance. To bury our beloved dead 
and bid farewell to our dearest friends, are hallow- 
ed duties, reaching the most tender elements of 
our nature : but when Christ ealLs, the living and 
t!ic dead uiust be forgotiqn.' 2So suggestions of 
• uir own mav be added to the conditions of salva- 
tion. -NO relationship and no event may be con- 
sulted wiien the moiiientous alternative of life and 
death eternal is picsontcd for dccisslon.* Xothing 
jiiav be thrust between natural afrcction and the 
call of God. Tliose '"dead in trespasses and sins'' 
mav appropriately, under the circumstances, bury 
the naturally deceased. Christ only taught In a 
new form, a truth which He had often inculcated 
before: "Seek \q i'lrd the kingdom of God." ^' 1£ 
an^- man will come after me, let him deny him.self, 
and take up his d;iHy, and follow me." 
" ■\VhosoeYer will save his life shall lose it ; but 
Mhosocver v.ill lose his life for my sake, the same 
.--hall save ir." Everything must bo .sacrificed in 
an uncoiidiiiiinal determination to follovr Christ. 
>^ either tather nor mother, brother nor sister, hus- 
band or wifc^.;er dead or alive, may keep us 
froiu iii.-<t(0\i compliance with the high-calling of 
<Jod.. Dur obedience miist be prompt, unreserved, 
ujd conbt.-Mit. 

T H ID 1' I L G li 1 JM 


vain gloiy, \v:?nt ol' forbeavaiicc, cuvy^ aniinoiity, Dut I could ucvor sec how \vc can take the yoke 
liatrei], cnriTl;itioi>, .strife, qiuirreliiig, and many ! of'Jcsus upon us and lean) of him before wcare- 
othcr thing's \vc might ciunncratc, arc all the op- | \vith him, and lion' ^\c get to him before ■we are 
jio-iitcs of love, procectling I'roni the prince of; in his church ■where he promised to be, neither 
diirkncss, and arc imbibed in tins sleeping; condi- ' can I see how wc can get into the church M-il!iout 
tiini wliich makes the creature stubbornj sc!f-v,'ill- ' obedience to the ordinance of baptism. llcncc^.I 
ed and rcfractoiy, disobedient to the counsel of the ; uiidcrstand, to come to C'b.rist by entering into his- 
churcli, anil finally must be cut off. Jlcncc v.'c ' church by baptism with its prcveipiisitcs, and rest- 
appeal in t'le language of our texi:, tliat now it is ! then p.rondsed, is the forgivoucss of sins, and the 
lugh time to awake out of sleep. ]'^.)r if in the | earnestness of the spirit, "the refreshing tk)Hi the 
days of the apostles, or in the iirst century, Paul ' presence of the J^ord."' Then the believer is a' 
meant to remind the believers of their duty, in or- ' --cholar of Christ, learns of him mccknoss and low- 
der to be in a state of readiness ibr the reception J lincs.s of heart, takes his 3'okc, that- is-, obeys all- 
of eternal salvation by tlie second appearing of j his' commandments, and at the end- of life lie ob- 
(_'hr;st, how much moi'e ought we, in this nine- tains the rest for his soul. Pardon mv digression.. 

tecnth century, urge, yea constrain by all possible 
moral jiersnasion, the sleeping professor to awake. 
" Aii''(kc In riij!'ki:ia.<}ic^<s and .sin nof." Believers 
entering into the church of God by the proper 
prcrc(|uisitc.s, to-wit: repentance, obcilicnec of 
futli through an evangelical baptism, have the 
))roaiiso of bjing saved. "For he that bcliovcth 
and is bapti.^od shall be saved." that is, deliver- 
ed from their sins, or in a i)i-cseut saved condition,, 
tliey arc i)rought to the Saviour. This is a bless- 
ed condition, but in a progressive state and in 
faith or through faith, anticipate the joys of heav- 
en. They have come to Christ in a spiritual point 
of view, for they ha \e obeyed the call and have- 
iiilt their guilt and utter hclplcssncsSj and iieeomc 
.so weary and heavy laden." " Cioiuc unto mc all 
ye tliat labor and arc heavy laden, and I will give 
you rest." Sweet rest indeed, tliey have nov.- tast- 
ed tlio Ivord is gracious by accepting of such 
an abandoned wretch, and granting forgiveness of 
sins tlirotigh the riches of his grace in Christ Jo-" 
sus. They are now saved by hojie, but only by 
lio[ic, notice- this phrase, as I may have occasion 
freipicntly to refer to tliat hope that St. Peter re- 
joiced in, and blessed God the Father for obtain- 
ing, it.. Some Contend that in repentance wo oomc 
to tlic Saviour and obtain that rest alludoil to 
above; others contend in conviction and prayer 

Leoxaud FuKEi-;.. 

Have You Beffun? 

A ]iK(;i>;M>-e; is an essential part of every bui— 
incss. if dicre be no begining, there certainly 
^vill be no progress. ^lany a ii'aluable object is 
lo.3t for want of setting about to obtain it. JMaiiy 
an task has been brooded over till it was de- 
clared- in:po.ssLble to be aeomplishcd, aiuLso given 
up in despair; whereas it only wanted energy tO' 
make a begiu'iing; difticultics -would thcn-liavJ van- 
ished beiore a spirit of determination ; habit would 
have rendered easy what, at first, seemed imjirac- 
tieablc, and every .succeeding- eflbrt would, have in- 
creased the eci*tainty of success, andadvauoedwitli 
accelerated spootl to its attainments.. 

ifany a good liab't is left unformed for want of 
doing the first simple act in which it might havo 
originated. ]\ranv a good resolution has heon suf- 

fered to die away, not becausG it was inipossiijlc to 
be carried out, butboeausc no-boginning \Yas ever 

Young people, avoid a dilatory spivitl Yontli is 

the tihic for activity; and it is a sad and hoplcs.s 

sight when the youiig arc utit disposed. to set about 

^ anything. The powers rust for want of exercise — ■ 

xvithout any evidonco of rcfonnation, and chum.j the mind is a dark chaos,.and. cxi.steucc scarclcy. 

llioir good feeling tor an evidence of pardon ; some I (lcscr\-c.'= the name of liti' 

even, that I looked lor a better understanding of 

the precious words- of .salvation, J, to my sorrow, 

have publicly heard declared this coming, to Jesus 

to be of contrition tor sin, and willingness to for- 
sake tiicm a- an or relVesliment, and^ making 

ihr yols-i; 'if .h--u- ilii; ciitranre into hi.- i.-liurrh, 

and the re.-^t 'A' the ^vul the foi'crivene-.-; uf liii.-:. 

•''Swci-'l is tliy i'Oiiu'ng ^pn'n^ '. ;nul. ;is I pass 
'I'liv licilL;-('-n)W.s, wlirri' I'rDm llu- linlf-njU^i'il sprava 
I'tTps tlio sweet bud, ami 'mUlst tlu- dewy grass 
The tiil'lL'iI [ii-inu-osc opt'iis li> tliu <l;iy : 
.My ^piril.•^ Ii.i;IU iind puri; culVss tl\\- povv'c 
'Jl' ba!uik'-l iuUucuee. 


T II E P I L G R I M . 

For the- Pilr/riin. 

Ye Must b3 Born Ac^aiii 

Tr^L-rt!ne'i ss the Saviour taught the change 
or new birth asabsoliitelj necessary for udmittancc 
into the kingdom of God, ^yliich I understand to 
be tlie clnirch of God i3ov/- upon earth, tlic school 
wf grace into Nvhieh all who iiavc an opportunity 
to enter, mii&t enter or commit tlie sin of omission, 
tiud as I fear it is not as ■well understood by ma- 
ny, who flatter themselves with a hope of sc\lva- 
tion, as it ought to be, I will eoBimenl u little 
which may i)erliaps stimidate others who arc naore 
fiipablc to illustrate and write on the all important 

Man, it is said, was made upright, but sought 
viit many inventions. Man came from 
the liaiMls of liis Maker, pure and lipright, 
so that he was pronounced good, yea very 
good. But alas, ho did not abide in this happy 
condition, but rebelled against his Maker, and be- 
came carnally minded. And now under this con- 
dition, man licth in a state of lethargy, morbid, 
stpuid, and drowsy to such an extent that he is 
jiot subject to the law of God, neither indeed can 
be under such circumstances. But blessed be God. 
that his grace (gift, favor,) appeai-s unto all men 
to such a degree as to bring salvation — namely, 
if man will exercise his reasoning powers by med- 
itating upon the law of God, bj day and by night 
"he shall be like a tree planted by the river 
of waters; his leaf also shall not wither, and 
whatsoever hcdoeth^hall prosper," namely what- 
soever he docth in the direction of godliness, and 
in seeking his soul's salvation in the rent veil of 
Emmanue], and now by j)rosecuting the inquiries 
,of his true condition he will learn that all man- 
kind in a state of nature, is included under siu, 
'and none doeth good, no. not one; consc- 
.quently he will become penitent on acconnt of his 
lost and undone condition, and begin to hunger 
and thirst after righteousness. If sincere, he will 
iiovv look in every direction for help and Avill la- 
bor and be heavy laden. But alas! alas! when 
"Ihere is so niany voices saying here h Christ and 
there is Cbrisf, I must refer the seeker to the on- 
ly infiilible soih'ce left on earth, the word of God, 
which liveth and abidcth for ever, and there the 
hiunblc s'.'ckina- soi'.I m;iv learn tlrat the universal 

God takcth no pleasure in the deatli of a sinner, 
bnt willeth the salvation of all men, and so loved 
the AYOiId that he gave his only bcgottosi Son that 
whosoever bclievetli ivi liim should not pei-ish, but 
have everlasting life. Xow learn the necessity of 
faith as a prerequisite for baptism, (the water 
birth,) from Acts S: 36,37. 

And now as mother Eve became pregiwnt witli 
infidelity, yet sin was not finished nntil she car- 
ried out the prin'ciples of her infidelity. So when 
i)ie penitent sinner obtaijis tliat most precious 
faith, he will become active and carry' out the 
principles of his faith, by obedience and be initia- 
ted into the kingdom of God here on earth — the 
school of grace or church— by tho water birth or 
baptism. And will obtain the answer of a good 
conscience toward God, and ready to exclaim — at 
last in the inner man — "blessed l>e God the Fa- 
ther of our Lord Jesus C^hrist, who according to 
his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto 
a lively hope, by the resurrection of Je.sus Christ 
from the dead," etc. See first Peter 1 : 3. Bjit 
now mr>st follow what the apostle says, "If any 
man be in Chrsst he is a new creature, old things 
have passed away and all thijigs have become new," 
That is, the afl'ections will become weaned from 
the many tilings that come under the followintr 
three hcnds, namely, "the lust of tlie eyes, the 
lust of tlie flesh, and the pride of life, which is 
jiot of the Father but of the world, and passeth 
away ^ith the world. Hence Ave will not con- 
form to this world, but will transform by having 
our minds fixed upon things tliat are spiritual and 
in the heavens. This Avill be seen by all our ac- 
tions and conduct. A\ e will not be the votaries 
of fashion; we will not decorate our bodies, our 
houses, our vehicles, and our farniB- unjiecessarily, 
but let our moderation be known unto all men. 
Now comes the warfare, and the cross, and if in 
this world only we have hope in Christ, we will 
be of all men most miserable, and will likely re- 
sult with us, as with those v;lio do not count the 
cost. And like the children of Israel, desire 
again to be back in the Egyptian bondage, or 
again go back to the beggarly elements, vain 
amusements, and sinful practices of this life. And 
therefore many become feeble and sickly, and 
some tail asleep, or in other words become dead 
to thctr ureatcsi interest. Ileirje the ncccsbilv 

T IT E P I L G R I ]M 


lo watch aiul pray, tliat vvc may be enabled to set 
;> true cstiiiuite upon tliat crov.-n we arc striviug 
for of wliieh tlic apostle says, " eye liath not seen 
nor ear board the cuicnsity of tliat bliss prepared 
for them that love God." But Paul bays, " God 
hath revealed them unto us by his spirit. There- 
fore the carnal minded Avho cannot comprehend 
those things will look upon us as fools, because 
in their estimation m'c deny ourselves of the pleas- 
ures of this Avorld for naught. But we who are 
spiritually minded knowing that the whole world 
lieth iu ini(juity, and that we must spend our 
time of sojourning here in fear, will set our affec- 
tions upon things that are in the heavens, and 
look beyond this vale of tears for our recompense 
of reward, and to choose rather to suffer affliction 
with tlic children of God for a short season than 
to be esteemed great in this world. And may 
the God of all grace, the Author of our being, the 
source of all our joys, all our comforts, all our 
hopes, and mitigator of all our sorrows, guide and 
keep us under the influence of his holy spirit un- 
til our course is finished on earth. And then 
save us in heaven with an everlasting salvation 
through the merits of our crucified Kedeemcr is 
my prayer. Amen. D. BossEraiAX. 

For the nigrna. 

The Cit y of o ur God, 

" He has prepared for us a City, where there 
shall be no more death." St. John was privileg- 
ed with a view of tliis holy city, the New Jerusa- 
lem while on the Isle of Patmos. And he very 
beautifully describes it as one of great splendor, 
a city built after (rod's own mind, built of pure 
material. There is no .dross, no imperfect matter. 
The walls are great and high, and built of jasper. 
This city is not unequal in proportion, but the 
bight, kngth, and breadth arc equal. There is 
no temple there, "for the Lord God and the lianib 
is the temple of it." The sun will not be needed 
there, neither the moon, for the glory of God will j 
lighten it, and the Jjamb is the light thereof." i 
This city lias twelve gates named after the twelve ] 
tribes of the children of Israel. And the wall of 
the city has twelve foundations, and in them are j 
the names of the twelve aixir.Uo- of the fjamb. j 
Thc-jc fouiidaLions wore ganii.^hcd with all man- ' 

ner of precious stones, and the gates are also 
adorned with pearls. This holy city John saw 
descending from God out of heaven, prepared as a 
bride adorned for her husband." This is the tub- 
crnacls of God. This is where God resides, '"'and 
he will dwell with men and they shall be his j)eo- 
plc and he will dwell v.-ith them and be their God 
and shall wipe away all from their eyc.^ 
sickness, pain, and death shall be felt and feared 
no more, former things liave passed away 
and all things have become new. This city is 
pure without spot or blemish or any such thing, 
it is the city of our God. " Jlount Zion, the 
heavenly Jerusalem, and the innumerable compa- 
ny of angels, the general assembly and the church 
of the first born which are written in heaven, and 
God the judge of all, and the spirits of just nleii 
made perfect, and Jesus the mediator of tlic ue\v 
covenant." These arc the occu])ants of this holy 
citVi They are pure even as he is pure. But 
all out' thinking and all Our talking and writing, 
will not gain our admittance into that cit_v. But 
there is a work to be done, a duty to perform, and 
without this working principle, a willing mind? 
and a ready heart, we have not the promise of be- 
ing a citizen of that city. We cannot be an lieir 
of God, a joint heir with Christ without the nec- 
essary qualifications. . Our Saviour tho King of 
tliis city, or the f^rince of Peace has given us a 
law or chart which M-ill lead us safely to this city. 
Then would it not be wisdoiu in us, my dear 
friends to seareli and know just how to go, and 
llo^^' much it will cost us, for if we do not meas- 
ure ourselves by the word of God and know what 
is required at our hands, we will become as sound- 
ing brass and tinkling .symbal in the presence o^ 

Then it is hi<;li time with us that we begin to 
search and fiud ouf\vhat wc must do, for time i-i 
swiftly passing, oiii" life lamp v.ill soon be extin- 
guished by the grim monster, death. Death oil 
the pale horse will not be subdued until we have 
all paid the debt. O, tlicu let us all seek that 
city where all will be })eaee, joy, and unending 
glory. Let tbi' be out cnuRtry, and liis people 
be oar brelhrcu, I>'li. C. BacUOK. 

T H JO V I L (r Jl I M. 

The Past, 

I'oar pilui'iiiiSj wo luivc been visiting _r!.n!r luniK.'.-* 
(ur (A'cr a year, and art is vciy con^niou \viL'i iiSr, 
we tiiiniv of Uie past. AVlion we vir^it l!io home of ' 
a friciiilj wc often rcviow in ouv uicnioi-y every ac- 
llou, or word s])okcn, ami if wc foukl tlviwk' as 
Jiuich ijeforc speaking; as afterwards, wc would : 
look on the past with more pleasure, lint so it is ; 
"witli us, we speak and then think, -we act, and 
tlieu consider the action, and on aceouiit of this we 
■often sav and do thiufrs that aftcnvards jrives us 
1-cniorse. These compunctious of guilt iievev 
•cease as long- as remGuibraisce continues, lOach . 
subsc(iuent remembrance, no dHfes'oncc how long 
in the past it nia}' have been, opens up afresh the , 
■wound again. Jjikc the sting of a scorpion, our 
unholy conimunieations, or un.holy actions, arc 
scarcely seen till they arc imbucil vrith fresh bit- ! 
tcrness. But while it is so ^liat we are pained and 
grieved on account of past remissness, there are 
also sdhic bright spots in the past. AVo can, jier- 
haps, recall the tunc Mdicn we lliought good 
thoughts, and performed good dcctls. O, how 
sAvcet is memory of the past then. How eagerly 
wc turn or.r sail up the stream of time, there to 
view oui' holiest, our purest thoughts, our best deeds 
}iro)n[)tcd by the purest of motives. How picas- ; 

'■" \Vf will revive those limes, ami iu our )nrmoncs ■ 

Pfi'se.rvc, and still keep li-csli, like tlowcrs in water." . 

Our mind was directed to the past more espc- [ 
ctally v,'hcn looking over volume first of PiLcaiiii^ , 
If is now lying before us, and the last hour has ' 
been pleasantly spent in perusing its contents. — 
"\Vo merely took a hasty glance at tlie (.liHcrent ' 
subject?, and when done ^ve thought of the labor 
it had cost us. And is all this labor for naught? ' 
i Live we labored one whole year ami accomplished 
jiothing? If this ^verc a stern reality then in- 
iu'decd would the thought cf the past be bitter. — 
J)Ut v,-c feci ghul to know that where the PtLGTviM 
has been mwki'Ug its weekly \-isits to ])ilgriin 
houics, it lia,> (hi:ippcd romc good- ,:ccd. " J. think 
the I'tj^ciraM is doinu; '.;ot'd amoji:: us." has bccit 

the e::pre,**ion. of mnnr of our correspondent?, 
and in view of this the year 1870 will beam 
brigliily in our rccolloetions of the past. Could 
"■.vc lo&k back on aJf oar dtaings with as much com- 
plaecncy rts- that ©■l" sciidin^g torth the I'li.GRivf, 
how great wonhf be oitr tclieity. But so it is with 
us, like l'a\d, when v>'c desire to do good, tvLl is- 
[U'csent, aiid thus- we do tlsc livings that wc \roukI 

Xoi i>nly wc^ but all who have so liberally con- 
tributed to the coIiMttus of the l'i!,(;ns>5, can' look 
back" on that time with plciisurc. Yon, kind con- 
tribnto!?, have no-t hid your talents. Yoh hare 
Improved them, perhaps as God gave the ability, 
anil when the great day of reckoning comes, when 
wc v.'ill have to give au account of our doings, our 
thoughts, and every word that wc express cither 
orally or written, it \\-ill then be well with us. — 
AVe all have a v.'ork toperfo^^l towards each other. 
Wc are created under a con,stitutiou in whit-k wc- 
are of necessity dependent on othi-rs. AVhcu the 
body becomes diseased and racked ^s■ilh pain, -we 
bccome heliiless, and were it not for the kindness 
of others, we must pci-ish. ^\'c have those among 
us, tof), who are blind ; they especially demautl 
our help and call forth our sympathies. These re- 
marks arc not confined ajono to physical sup[>or(. 
Much of our happiness depends upon our moral 
culture, our uear rehition to God, yd when devoid 
of the unscai'chable riches," wc arc utterly ignorant 
of their worth, and would ever remain without 
them, if we were not awakened to their importance 
by those wdio are n)orc fortiuiate. Hence Peter 
says, " lie that lacketh thesc-things is blind."' 

As before remarkcxi, natural blindness calls- 
liu-th our sympathies, and wc act from the relation' 
\\hich wc .sustain to each other; wc feel our- in- 
debtedness. Eut how luuoh more should we led 
for those who are spiritually blind, those who are- 
led about by the prince and power of darkiiessj in 
the ways of sin and foll^". Sure)}- the pcrilous- 
conditiou of the soul spiritually blind should ani- 
mate us to administer to their ^vaiitK-. They need: 
our assii-iane-e, and wc sliould be willing at all 
tjiiie.-- to t-;d\e the .--inner gcn'.ly by the hand, and 
Icai.t kiui intf> the path of rcctitu<.lu. 'We thjid-c. 

T H E P 1 L G n I il. 


■ that MH- con kilKi tors have I'eit tlic weight of tills is past, llic stimmer is ciuIkI, and I aiii not savc<l." 
Diiitter, ami we hojic; tiiat tiioy <-an loolc bad-: upon : Let i!5 tlicu. dear readers, \n view of the glorious 
their elf'orts with a eonseioiisncss of right, uudliiat I liopc, go forth -with renewed energy in tlio per- 
manv wiio, " iiaving eyes to see and sec not," nsny | fornianec of our duty to ( Jod and one another. — 
be now reioiciii"' in the glorious hope made inani- ; Tliis hope in.spircs us -witli new energy in llie 
lest to ihem bv our brethren and sisters, tlirough ! worlc we have Uiidertnicen, and when v^-e talce ;i 

the instrnn^entality of tlic press, 

Xot only have they labored to o[>cu the eyes of 

retrospective view of the past we are rejoiced to 
sec the powerful api)eals that liave been made to 

the blind, but thev have adniinisteretl to the wants i sinners, those who arc blind to tlicir eternal inter- 
of those who do see. ^yc are all liable to become est, and llie beauties of holiness. Also many 
spiritually deseasod, and ^^•ithout a.ssistancc we j words of advice and comfort huve been given to 
inust perish. Kow many there arc, who, like the | those wlio have started out on this christian race, 
impotent man, liave no one to liclp them into the - that thoy keep their faces Zion-ward, towards tlio 
i)ool. May we not believe that some have Ix'cn mark of their high calling in Ciirist Jesus.. Surc- 
licliied. Have not some who have been inlirm for i ly oar contributors have been fired up with lioly 
many years been put down into the fountain that j zeai for the promoti(jn of the good cause, and if 
cleanscth from all sin? -V.I1 this may have been : their labors do not at first bring forth fruit, per- 
accoiTii>lished. or at least the effnrt has been inade, ; liaps they may be as " bread cast upon t'.ic waters 


xiper goes 

ai:d we fee! a ciaii.iciotisncss of having performed our to be found many davs hence, 
(httv. And since the recollections of the jxist can - 
(iidy be made pleasant by p.roperly considering the 
]iresentand. future, we hope our brethren and sis- 
ters will think of these things. Xow i.s the time 
tu avoid the remorse that will iiillow lime s]>cnt in 


J. 15. 15. 

■d with 

unusual amount of iiiteresting reading, and yet 
our contribution box, like the widow's meal 
tub, is getting none the emptier. This is as it 
idleness. " Therefore, whatsoever your hand lindcth i should be. M'e sh.ould always have on hands :i 
to do, do it with your miglii." " v^iit you, like | good i^Uj^ply of surplus eoi)y, from which to make 
men, be strong," is the exhortation of the apostle, | our selections. If some of your contributions)- 
and as wc all ha\-c our common enemy to contend i should be a little tardy, do not be discouraged as 
with in the prosecution of our duty to God and , nothing shall be lost that is v/orthy of publication, 
man, let us arm ourselves with the whole armor p-o'iio lew arc complaining a little that their ar-- 
of tiod, and go forth valiantly fighting the battles , tiL'lcs do not appear. Those articles were written 

jf the Lord, ami when our warfare is over 


with a [leiu'il, and tlie writing is now so defaced' 

«iu, with Paul, reflect on the past and say, " 1 [ that it cannot, without much trouble, be decipher- 

have fought a good fight, I have finished my 
coarse, I have kept the faith ; henceforth there is 
laid (ij) for me a crown of righteousness which the 
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that 
day." This was a glorious tliought. Thethoiigjit 
of the past brought forth the thought of a glorious 
I'uture. And now how is it with you, kind read- 
ers ? Have you fought the good light of faith, or 
liavc you lieen iiile, not even making an eifort to \ Never was there a more glorious work than that 
resist the enemy of souls? 1 f so, you cannot have ' of laboring for the welfare of our fellow beings 
that glorious hope, and when the ]>roclamation with an eye single to their eternal interc-t. This 
^■<K>s Ibi'th, "timc^hall be no luii;j,rr," ihcii v, ill is a w orh irnix u ni'lh the altcntion of a rcgcnenr 
y.u look on tlic past an'l exclaim, "' Th- harvest . ted h-art Kud -i'l eo.uma-id a blessing. 

ed, or read. Wc v>"il! do the best we cflii lor it at 
our leisure, when our mind is pregnant enough to 
guess an<l supply one h;ilf of it. 15rcthren don't 
send us any more ])encilcd co[)y. 

Of late wc are having a number of iicv/conti'ib- 
iitors. ^\'c welcome you into the I'li.dunr 
^^anctum — come, help u^ Jesus, and (iod 
bless yonr efforts to the salvation of precious souls. 


T II E P I I. G Pv lyi. 


For the Klgnni. 

A Brave Youth. 


tinned to love God, ami God blessed liim so that 

ing, and M'as loved 

i; Y J. 

. F 1. o i; Y 


lie beeanic a great man 
very nuieh. 

[t is hardiv ncccssaiy to tell you who this brave 
boy was, for no doubt you Lave guessed that it 
was David. 

And now learn a lesson from tliis stoi'v. David 

-mT,'><i' -ir^' T Tr„..-r ,,,,,, . -,^1^,^-. -r -1. 1, ! fought trusting in God. so must vou. But noiv 
7%:u\V, M\ LITTLE PEADERS, I will tell i. />, • . • ,• i /^ r w •' 

1^ .1 • ^- , r. 1 1 1 Since Christ has died, v,-e are not to h"ht with 

vou this tune a storv 01 a brave and good , ,. \ , , 

, ii i 1 1 r^ 1 ^ c ■ r< 1 1 II- carnal v.eapons ot vrartare. such as swords, spears; 
l)ov iliat loved God, and of course God loved Iiim. ^i „ . V i . ' . . 

tt" ,, ,. /• • w I .u 11 or suns made CI iron and steel. At one time it 

ilc was tiie Youngest 01 ciglit brothers, and a beau- 1 "^ « , . , ,. , . ., , 

... I ,, ■, TT L^ 111- i- i-i ' I M-as pei'tectlv right to nght the euemj' with such 
tihii voutlx he was. He attended his fathers] "^ i " 0,1 • i • ■ • 1 

, ■ , 1 Wi I 1 i- .1 T I weapons, but now Christ having set up a spiritual 

sheep, anil no doubt took g--' -^ '' — ' ' ' ^ , _ 

was happy because he lovei 

? attendei! Ins tatner s ] ^ 1 " 0,1 • 1 • 

-, I- .1 T I weapons, but now Christ having set up asniriti 

>-ood care 01 them, and - , . , . , , . , ^ , . ', 

-,,-,-, V ' \ ■ ' Kingdom, renuires tnat Jus peojilc hfrht vnth sp 
oved God. >,ow this . , ' ^^ , V. , 

youth v,-as a boy that had a brave heart, because j 


itual weapons. You know Paul says now arc 

, , . ^ ^ . ^ T , ^, I our v.Tapons no more carnal, but miEflitv to the 

.ic put his trust m Gotl.. so much so that at one ... \ „ 1 ii <-. ,'.,i 

, , ^' i 1 - 1 .1 J. i pull aig ilown of strong- holds, Arc. bo ciuldrcn if 

tunc when he was sent to his brethren, some of 1 ' , ^, , , . , 

whom were men of \var, and seen two armies 

brouuht together as for war, he started for the i 

battle, and there he saw a great boasting giant that j 
was an enemy of the Lord's people. This great 1 
man challenwd the armies of the Lord to send i 
some man to fight with him, but it seems none i 
could be found but what was afraid. Now tliLs j 
brave youth was not afraid of him because he i 
trusted in the strong arm of God. At one time ; 
when attending his father's sheep, a lion and a 
boar came into the flock and took a lamb. I>id ! 
he flee for safety, think you"? No, indeed; but 
trusting in the Lord ho followed them up and 
slew them. He knew it was the I^ord that stood ! 
by him. And now when he saw and heard this 
great boasting giant, he did not fear him. fSo it 
was agreed that he should fisrht the "rrcat man. 
The king put upon him his armor, and gave him 
such weapons of warfare as he thought he would 
need, but the brave lad ]mt them all off and vrent 
forth to meet the trrcal man of war with nothing 
but a staff and a slino-, and a firm reliance in God 

you love God you must not think of using the 
sv.'ord or going to war, but go forth and fight 
against the enemy of your souls with such weap- 
ons as Christ has provided for us. A'ou must 
drav,- on the whole armor of Ciod, and meet the 
bold giant sin with a bold heart, trusting in Ciod 
as David did. As David slew the great giant, so 
Jesus Christ brought the groat giant,sin,down and 
gained the great victory over death, hell and the 

Then, my dear children, be good faithful sol- 
diers of the cross, obey your captain, follow hirj, 
as he did, remember what " is written," and you 
may become great — so great as to be a shining an- 
gel in heaven, ^vith a bright crown of glory that 
will never fade. But first be good— be faithful, 
and put your trust in God that reigneth forever 
aud ever. 


Dear Children : — There is a place called heav- 
en, and it must be beautiful indectl, for God aud 
for protection. He met the giant who became j the angels are there, and ■^^•here God is, all is love' 
wroth at 'die idea of such a strippling coming to and peace and joy, and those that obey God can' 
fight with him, and the great giant cursed the ! go to heaven. Oh, who would not obey God and 
bold youth, who told the giant he had come | win the glorious prize, and have a home in tluit- 
forth to fight ill the name of the Lord of hosts, ' beautiful place called heaven? T'.ieii let us' all 
aud not in his own strength. As the great giant 1 strive to win the prize and wear thai beautiful 
came near the youth took a stone aud put it in ' crown, that God has promised to those that love 
his sling and smote the giant in the forehead, and and obey Iiim. How happy we feel if mx do a 
down came the great man. Then this brave youth i good act that God loves to see His children do, 
ran up and cut off his head, and so a great victory ' but when we do a thing contrary to His will, wc 
was won for the Ijord of hosts. You sec it was ; know that He docs not love us, and, wc do uot feel 
God that gave the victory. This vouth con- ■ so bappvas w'lcii wc obcv Him. Tlieu let us if a 

T H E r I L G n I M. 


poor beggar comes uloiio-, not turn liini ;i\v:iy cmjitVj ' 
l)ui liave pit}- on liini iinil give liini sonictiiing, it i 
it is only a ciipofcoiil water given in the name of, 
tlic Lord, we will be rewarded. Then let us try i 
and receive the kingdom of lieaven as a little cliild, i 
or we cannot enter therein. Did you ever notice 
liow pure and innocent little cliildren arc, and how 
soon they forget their little quarrels, and arc wil- 
ling to forgive each other and play again ? Let us 
Iry and become child-like jiossessing an humble 
Ibrgivmg and contented spiilt, overcoming evil 
witii good. 

"Finally whatsoever things arc true, whatso- 
ever things arc honest, whatsoever things ar'^just, 
■whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are 
lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any 2)raise, 
think on these things." Let all bitterness, and 
Avrath, and clamor, aud anger, and evil speaking 
be put away from you, with all malice, and be ye 
kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one 
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiv- 
en you. 


J^IUjoril, LiiJ. 

not." Then in the language of the apostle, " gird 
on the whole armor of (lod, the shield of faith, the 
helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit 
wherewith we may be able to stand in the evil 
davs." W'm. a. }i[uRnAY. 


New Berlin, Stark Co., Ohio. 

Bi'iis. Brumha.ugli : — This informs you that I 
have another subscriber for the riLORi.M, which 
makes its weekly visits toour home. The prophet 
8avs, "good news from a far country is like cold 
water to a tliirsty soul," so arc the weekly tidings 
of the PilgtTim. 

When thinking over our important duties my 
mind was drawn to many loved ones wdio are, or 
may be, destitute of the bicad of life to whom we 
would fondly inipart tire wholesimic instruction 
calculated to promote their peace and ha])])iucss 
here on earth, and in the world to come. Though 
afflicted we are glad to know they work for us a 
far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 
for we look not unto things that arc seen — they 
are temporal — but things not seen — eternal in the 
heavens. Though an outer man perishes, the in- 
ner man is renewed day by day, consequently we 
loo press forward towards the mark for the prize 
of our high calling, by taking the admonition of 
the Master liimsclf. " ^\'hat I say unlo one T say 
unto all, watch." " Be ye therefore also ready 
for the Son of man cometh in a dav when ve think 

Bros. BrnmbaiKjh : — As I have been a reader 
of the Pi-fr/rhn the past year, aud was so well 
pleased with its wslcomc visits in our family, I 
have subscribed for it again for the present year. 

And as I am very fond of reading our period- 
icals, and especially when wo can hoar almost from 
all parts of the brotherhood. Aud as church news 
is solicited, and also very appropriate for the P»Y- 
fjriin, r will write to you for the first time, the news 
of northern Iowa, if you think it worth the notice 
of the Brethren". Our district called Cold ^\'ater ' 
Church was organized in the year 1857 in the 
presence of Elders John IMoyer aud Isaac Eiken- 
berry of Ind, and left in charge of Eld. Philij) 
]\Joss, who lived here at the time. He labored 
faithfully, and the church increased fast while he 
was permitted to labor among us, but in the year 
1800, he died. Since that time, the writer and 
others have been iilaced in his stead, to take charsre 
of the church. Tiie ark of tlie I>ord has been 
moving along slowly, though sometimes not so 
smoothly as wo would like; yet the mercy of (lod 
was extended toward us, aud wc M-erc permitted, 
through his love to see the work going on more 
rapidly in bringing soids to Christ. Es]iccial!y 
do we think the Lord has been with us at our se- 
ries of meetings that have been held hero the 
past winter, by traveling brethren. 

As the churehes generally, in the West extend 
over a large territory, such being the case with us, 
we have several places of preaching outside of the 
main body of the brethren, which makes double 
labor for us that are in the ministry. So it is al- 
ways veryj^cccptable when strange laboring breth- 
ren come to our assistance on a mission of love. 

On the first day of Jan. 1871, bros. Pelcr For- 
ney and ^^'m. J. Bauman of Benton co. commenc- 
ed a series of meetings, and continued them with- 
in tlie bounds of this church, but not all at the 
same place, until the evening of the ICth, and on 
the lOth cloven wore baptized. On the 1st of 
Feb. Eld. David ]]rower, of Keokuk co., in com- 
pany with Eld. Benj. ]]ncchly, anil If. Gonghkcn- 
hour, of "\\'a(crloo, came here and held a scries of 
meetings, and during iheir meetings the power of 
the Gos[icl ponolrated the hearts of sinners, aud on 


T n ]] 

p 1 ].(; R I M. 

the (Jtlt, -even wore Ijapii/.cil, un il;c .'U'l five inoiT, aiul cliirrcii ol'tiie fh-.~t born." ^Vo accoinpanicil tfie 
on the IZih onr, riiiil on tlic lAtli ;cvcn more ' proeo.-sio-n to Tlii>- \vi5< the fiiT-^t 
which ninkys in all ihirini;- bmh ^trics ol' iweotins^* time v.e ever saw tlie @M stune CIuu-cIt, and I ^v;)s 
Jil. perilous that were baptizctl inside of one month. | kindly led by our beloved bro. Fox. to the grave 
'rhon<j;ii it was in mid w inter, and the iec on the j of Alexander JSlack and other pi'omineiit breth- 
Sliell Hock Uiver where tluy were immersed J ren. I hero s^ecured inipressioiw I yluill never 
\va.-? from one i»>ot, toeiiiliteen ineiies thiek, yet | fornet. Our feeble old bro. led us to another ?a- 
lliev eame out wi tiie side of the Lord, Vi ith a i'nll j er( d spot where lie pointed to some loved one'* 
determination, and witliunt :ii>y fear of et.ld wcatli- • [jlaee of rest, asid .srid : in a fevi' more day.-? I es- 

(iraee of (!od be witli ] jiect to be kiid jtsst here, and I am glad that ni\ 

er or water, 
tliein and n- 
end, -Vmrn. 

tliat we ju'ove faithful until t!ie 
-biii-x F. FiiC!:xi!i:r.!;v 

time is but short to .«tar in ihi.5 world of trouble." 
He is near S'\ Jkssk 

DIED. ^ '" 

J?/-(W. 7,ri!iii'i'iii;/h : Please state iii the Pir.nnni 
that the brethi'en are about eommeneing to build 
:i meeting-house tin the ^Marylaml, and Peur.syl- i 
vania line, in, or near. the. South Yv'est end ofj 

>[()SS — Tn l\w Cfvlilwiitcr l>;str"ut. Biiilcr rn.. Town, Feb. 
l.'jth. ISTi*. bnnherDAVID 7»rOSS. aycd :iO years, 10 
laoiiUi, ami 12 days. Disfasc. Lung Fever. 
.„ ^, ..., „ , ^. , „. lie wa.« a faithrni mcraber of the cUurcli lor about ten 

Franklin e-^. Pa, and when once completed, will be \ i^"""-?- ■'""^ ^^";^^ ;! i^^con r..:- about two ye;us- Tl.c sisirr 
, , , ' '. , , , , . ', , • 1 1 , was uereaTcii o! a Icunl luisbaml, the chililren a (tear la- 

the onlv hoii.seoi tliy bretliren-.s in this neighbor- i ,),e,-. tlie cluirea a iaitWul -servant, au.l the community a 
hood. There i.^ n warm feelintr for its comjiletion. .uoo;! citizen. But wc npcu not moun: as tho.^e tliat have 
V(' ith brethren D. 15. Kowland and George JJrielc- I i"^ ^m^^-Joi om- loss is his peat gain. Fun.-ral oeoasion 
.. . . ^ ^1 , r. V 1 ,^ : unproved bv llenrv btiickler trom RcT. 1-t: 3, to a larai» 

er ior ministers, the pro.-^peel? are iavi)rab!c lor an con-regation of relations aud friend.^. 

iiii-rease of member-ship, Wc liope we mav have MOSS— Also, Feb. l.Jtb, at the same place, and of the 
llu' jU'av(y.s of the bi'ethren for the ]iroi!!Otiosi ofi .=ame raniily, a soa of tlio above (Icc-eascd, aged months 
the LTOod cause, that the Lord may be glorified ' • ™'' -~' ''■'^■■'• 

from the least, to the irrealest, Jacoi: Mvr.ns 

G RE. '•.SOX, Pa, I 
Feb, 2Lst 1871, )" 

.Dear P'Jgriin : — I inform your readers that I 
^his evening, eame home from a .short visit of love 
to the outskirts of the JJig.Swatara Chitrch, Dauph- 
in (')., Pa,, in the Fishing Creek 'N'al ley. 

The brethren go there every 2-1 viceks. Tliei-c 
:ire a few ineiubcrs in the valley, but several miles 
east of the ])laeo where the meeting was held. It 
appears to me if the brethren vrould preao'i there 
often, there might be good accomplished. They 
requested me to return again soon, and I promised 
to do so. I hive never spoken to a more attentive 

eouiiVeiration than I did at that place. ]\iav tiie '■ 
..,,r>"l ,', 1 ,,,-„ l„ „-,„'-„„-- ,.-.\.l„„. ,■ „",;-.^, , 1 BUTERB.VUGH— In CheiTv Grove Congreaation. Car- 
good seed SONWI m ^^e.nlvne.,. produco a copious! ^oll co.. 111.. ,Tau 2Tlh 187;: our much beloVed brother 
liarvest. My love to all, — iromyour bro. ; Geouw; BrTERr,.\.uGit, aged 7-1 year.=, S month.^ r.ndS.T 

i (lays. 

He leaves a sorrowmg Avidow. 10 children and manj 
friends to mourn'thcir loss, v>iiicli we believe is his eternal 
gain. Ilis i-emains were followet? to the grave by a large- 
concourse of fvicuds and neighbors. Funeral services 
conducted by bro. H. D. Daw of Ohio, who wasl-.ereaud 

Thus in so slioi-t a time, the family was again visited by 
the messenger death, taicing the little babe, leaving the 
widow, three children, .ind tlieir iViends to mourn their 
loss. Fe.ncral occasion iinjiroved by bro. Benj. Ellii. 
from Matt. 18 : 3. .Ioun F. Eikenblruy. 

LYOXS— Tn Middle Woodburv. Bedford co.. Pa., on the 

28th of Feb. 1871. .JOilX "JIARLEV LYOXS, aged 

11 years, 11 monlh=. 

Funeral occasion improved to an attentive audience by 
the writer and David f. Long, from IlonT. 8 : 10. 


IIOrCK— ShirleysburgPa.. .Tan tJTlh 1871, at the resi- 
dence of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Baird. after a linger- 
ing diseass of Drop.-y, Mrs. DELIA nOUCK, aged 70 

The deceased has long T)een a consistent ^member of the 
Baptist ehurch. and died as she had lived, an exemplary 
clivislian woman. Her suti'erings. though very intense, she 
bore T.ith with christian Jbrlitude and resignation, and 
thus calmly passed away from time to oterni y. 


Dcnr FiUi-i-hii :- 

J'lin.ADELPHIA, 1\\., 1 

j\Iarch 'Jth, 187L | 
-I cinio to Phila, Friday eve. 

^lareh Srd, found the brethren and sisters in good ] !^ ^ atlJoim^S chnrdies on a mission of love, trora Amos 
hpirits—luid meeting on Crown St. Sabbath Morn- j pricE-I.i the same cngrcgatior.. Jan. 18th, 1871, Dax 
jug and evening — good attendance, all anxtoiis to , rp.r., son of bro. Abram .and fneud Rebecca Price, agee! 
liear what a brother from the "West v,-oiiId say. 21 years and 24 days. 

rp 1 "\r ', 1. -ii I c • 1 1 Funeral services by 11. D. Daw and others. Text, O, 

io-day, MoiKiay x.e went witli bro, bpanoglc to ^^^^,„, ^r^^^^ ,, ^^^. ,f.,„^ o. ^rave' where is thy victory. 

attend a tmieral ot _au-:\ged sister b^ or GU years ot ; boYD— Also Feb.vth. 1S71, Ai,t-k>- P.. son of sister SaraU 
age, as we learned it. The sermon was preached : and fnend Gcoi-gc Boyd, aged 3 years and 3 months, 
at her residence on I^rane St. by bro,' C\!.stcr. j „ F™"i^J S5",S^;^^\\ .V^f"''^" Henry Marti 

His romarks \vcre very impressive, from these 

Avords : — "\e lla,■^x ccmc to ilic goiicral assembly | 

Test, " SuSer little "children to come unto me, and forbid 
tlieai not, ior of sacU is the kingdom of heaven. 

Kate Esnsui.vx. 

T 11 i: i' I L 

U 1 M 

To Oi'it .\i-;KN"rs: In sending money J]i](.-;!.-;c 
ycnd us the luuncs and addros.; of tiidsu \i'li<) 
j):iid it so that wc can gi^''-' f'le i)n)pc'r <'iTilif. M o 
r ccivo (juitc .1 nlInlbc^ of letters iii'ter tlii.s style: 

JOneiosed liiid ff- -uliiel". y(wi will credit on those 

Kul)scrii>tions I sent yon souictuiK- ajru lor 1871. 

This is meant well cnoug-ii by onr agent, not 
thniking oi'tlie trouhlc tlicv aw j)nttir!g ns to, in 
liiokinir over perhaps three or le«r hundred letters 
io find who those snbscriljers were. 

^\'e here give llie proper Ibrm il)r sending 
money : 

l'-nc:hiscu find §j.00 as suI)Scr-fj)tions i'ortlic fol- 
lowing names : 

A. 15.' Yellow Creek, p4!, $1,25 

31(J. Bioodv Knn, '•' ],2.j 

r.iy. 8axton. " i.25 

District ]\recting of Soutiicrn Indiana, will Iji^ 
iK-ld In the I'alls Creek Clsurcli, TJenry <-.,, two 
miles i-,ast of Mid.dletown, April 7th. Those 
coming I'rom tlio ^\\■st v.-illstoji at Middlotown — 

I iVom the East at Honey Creek station. Atbotli 

I jdaees tliey wilPhe met witli conveyances and con- 

I ducted f o jikc>c of meeting. 

I ]).\\'in K. T;:i:TKr7. 


J ). E. 


E. F. ^.1//--,,/. 
If onr friends will be kind enough to rcmem- 
lier this they will mihch oblige and save ns many 
iioursoi' vo5vatlon and troubh\ 

Remember the Poor. 

^Vc have opened a charity fmid lor such poor 
•as desire to rcail the Pji.ciin;, Iwt liave not tiic 
means to [lav for it. .Vnytiting fcr this noble pur- 
pose will be thankfully rcecived, even <lown to 
tiie widow's mite. Donations for this jjurpose 
will lie accredited either by the nanie or post of- 

(To scud tlic I'[i/.-.-i;r>r-to the poar.) 
.Previous acknowledgements, -^■'^,'^7 

Unjiaid j)oor list, 21 coj)ics. 

. - - - M CI " - 

A Bai-n Burned. 

On tlie evening of the 4th inst near I'rcdcrlclcs- 
I)nrg, Ulair co Pa, tlic i)arn on a farm tenanted by 
^lohn Kliodes was burned to ashes, having in it lit 
the time, G head nf horses, 12 iieud of enJ.tlo, and 
20 .sheep, also aOO bushels of wlicat, 200 of aits, 
farnung, implements, with much iither valuable 
properlv belonging te a well stoek'cd firm. 

AVe !iave been ripju'ised of the cstiniated lo.^s, 
but are infoJ'mcd tlnit the building was covercfl 
by ;ui in.suranec ol' 81000 or $1 500. Tlds is \srit- 
ten from Hying reports, and I'.i • ■ therefiire. not be 
s<-rJ<-J.iy correct. 


THE GOSPKL VIS-ITOR, a Clirit^lian Pc- 
viotlical. oditnl liy II. Kurtz .nnd J. Qnintcr nprl pubiisli- 
pd monthly ni ia;',i;:i/.iiie ronii, is dcvoti'd to the o.xliibi- 
tioii and (Icrcnci' of (Josjicl prinriplrs ami Gospel I'nii;- 
lic-^s in their primilivo jiiirily, in order to |-,nimot(i 
f'hristiiOi Union. Rrotherlv Love, nud Universal f'haritv. 
TICiJMS; Sin.-lc follies. Per LUinnm. $1 •:,■;. 
I'n'e •• •• •' r, 0(1. 

Spceinien sent on rreeipt of slL^ni]). Palilisbed hv 

IT. .1. KTUTZ. " 
2-r, D.IYTUX, OHIO. 


And illi'.slnitcd jxiner, devoted to the in-tnie!ion of 

TKi;.M."s : Single Copies, pei- ainunn. $0,40. 
In Clniis, e:\eli, ,00. 

Specimen Copies on receipt of slanip. Pilhlisiiod motith- 
V bv II. .1. KUUTZ. 

"2-6 D.WTON. (Inio. 

Prult Culture for the Million. 

haul-lnok. Bein^ a Guide to the Cultivaliou and 
Mana;:jement of rrnit 'frees. Deseripticnis of the best Va- 
tieties. e.ud how to treat Ibem. Jl'milri'ilci/. Sent from 
his ottioe, post-paid, lor -SLOO. 


We liave now made an-.iiigemeuts for .TOB TYPE, and 
are prejiared to c.vcciUe 

at the sliortpst notice. 


VOSTERS, ,fv. 

.Pone a little CIIEPEHtliui els 'wlc-i-e. 
ny of our hreihren or friend? intending; to liave siles, 
ia«d wishing liills [irinted. or anvthincr in oiir line of hiisi- 
ness, will please give us their patronage. 

The District Electing of Northern Indiana .ind 
Michigan, will be held, by divine [tcrinission, at 
t'iie Solomon's Creek Ciinrch, commencing April 
27tli, 1S71. IJrelhrcn and sisters coniiiig by rail- 
I'oad will stop at .Vrnnlds slatimi 'i' of a mile from 
tiie clinrcli. .fi:ssK C.\ i,\i'.j;r. ( Icrlv. 

-.- T- --^ 



P,od wheat 


AVhile •• 




Corn, yellow 


(.)ats, IVuiisvlvania 




White wheal 


Red wheat 








THE IM I. a R I M. 



Or Tbr I3il>lical Account of Man's Creation, tested lir 
ISoipntific Tlieories cit Iiis Origin and Antiquity. By Jo- 
si'pii >'. Th;imp5;)n, H. D.. l.J^.U.. vl llie Broaciivay 
Tiiii'.'j nnc!.-, Ne'v York. I'imo, IjC pa^es. Sent I'rom 
tliis office post paid §1. 

Among the subjects treated are the following : Outline of 
Creation — Origin of the Usiversc, Cleaning of tlie 'Word 
Day. Ancient Cosmogonies ; The Creation of Man — Jlan 
ihe image of God: Tlie Origin of Jlsm — Progressive Order 
Succssive C^'cations of Si)ecies, Characteristics of Man, 
Man Distinguished by tlie Brain ; Man's Dominion over 
Nature — Serial Progression not Evolution, Links of Devel- 
opment Instinct not a Reasoning Intelligence, A Typical 
Man, Owen on Species ; The antiquity of ilan — Did the 
Human Race begin in Barbarism ? Antiquityof the Negro 
Race. Some recent "Works on Man ; Woman and the Fam- 
ly — Marriage Primeval Institution, Sex Fundamental in 
Humon Society — The Family Founded in Love — Mutual 
Adaptation of the Sexes. 

One copy, 
Per Dozen 

One Copy, 
Per Dozen, 

New Hymn Books, English. 

Turkey Mokocco. 
post-paid, ----- 

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post-paid, _ _ - _ - 
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post-paid - - - . - 
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5 50 



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We have made arrangements to have for sale this val- 
nable and interossting work. "We have had a number of in- 
quiries in regard to the book, and for the benefit and ac- 
commodation of our patrons we now offer them for sale. 

Outside of the Bible, there can be placo^d in the hands of 
the young, no saf^'r or more interesting work. Not only is 
il read with interest bj" the young, but the old sainted father 
will read the account of Pilgrim in " Doubting Castle,"' or 
the " Slongh of Despond ■' with glowing interest. 

The productions of the Bedford dreamer has been the ad- 
iniration of the world and few works have ever command- 
ed such a universal demand — Everybody should read Bun- 
yau's Pilgrim's Progress. 

A number of responsible advetisements not conflicting 
witii the design of our work will be admitted on our out- 
side pages on the following terms; One insertion, 15 cents 

i a line. Each subsequent insertion 12 1-2 cents a line. 

i Yearly advertisements 10 cents a line. Local or special 
notices 10 cents a line for one insertion. Longer times at 

I a reduced rate. 


Trine Immersion. 

Discussion on trine immersion, by letter, between Elder 
15. F. Moomaw and Dr. J. J. Jackson, to which is an- 
nexed a Treatise on tlie Lord's Supper, and on the ne- 
cessity, character and evidences of the new birth, also a 
dialogue on the doctrine of non-resistance, b}- Elder B. 
F. Moomaw. Single copj' 50 cents. 

~ ITALIAN queens! 

1 hereby inform ni}' patrons and all o'hcrs, that I am now 
prepared to rear any desired number of jiure Italian Queens 
for sale the coming season. Those wishing to procure 
Ihem can be supplied at my Apiary. Price, i?2.50 each. — 
Directions for introducing llicro will be sent with 
each Queen. Address Daniel Kagarice, New Enterprise, 
Bedford Co., Pa. Fe b. 1. 1871, tf. 


The Spring term of this institution l''or both sexes wll' 
begin March 20th, 187L A class in Didactics will be or- 
cani/.ed for the s)'ccial benefit of teachers. For further 
liarticulars, address, ' 

^ O. "W. MILLER. A. M. Prr^idaii. 

BofKPo?;, \t\Ti. 

This rapidly increasing]CHRisTiAK|PERioDiCAT, lias met 
witli such universal approval, that we arc much encouraged 
to continue tomake our weekly visits to pilgrim homes 
bringing with us such news as may be for their good and 
spiritual advancement. 

The Pilgkim, as heratofore, will be devoted to Religion 
Moral Reform, Domestic News of the Church, Correspond- 
ence, Marriages, Obituaries, &C. Also an out.side or secu- 
lar department, devoted to Chop Reports, Agric^i.tukk, 
and Horticultural, Items, jMaiikets, and a llecord of 
all events a7id occurrences that may be of interest to the gener- 
al rc-ader. It will be biirdenedwith invigorating food for 
the soul, aiming to be truly Christian, and having for its 
purpose EssEXTiAi, Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the 
spirit of loce and liberty, the principlcsof true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and unity among 
us as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim on his 
way to Zion ; the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
of our childr&n — carefully avoiding everything that may 
have a tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgrim will be published on gooel paper, new type, 
and in good style, and will be issued every weelc 



I Single copy 1 year. $1. 

i Eleven copies (the eleventh for -\.gent), 13. 

I Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
! " Address, II. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

I James Creek, 

HtrxTiKGDOs, Co., Pa. 

now TO REMIT.— Checks or drafts for large amounts 
arc safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, 
are also perfect!)" safe. Where neither of these can be had 
it may be sent in registered letters. Small amounts can be 
emitted by letter, it put in carefully and well seal'j 


'^vE^tovE xoT the axciext i.axdmarks which oun fathers have set 

K. B. & Geo. BnuMBAuen Editors. 
J. B. Bru-mbaugh & Co. PvJMslieri. 

Eld. D. p. S.vtlek, Double Pipe Creek, Md. \ 
Er.D. Leonaed Fokry, Neio Enterprise, P<i. J 

Cor. Eds. ' 

VOL. 2. 

JAMES CREEK, PA., MAllCH 21, 1871. 

NO. 11. 

General Fews. 

deed. We will suppose a case : The Gospel is 
preached in all its power ; sinners arc convict- | 
Disciples.— This church, of about lialf a | gj, and the cry is, "Men and brethren what ' 
centuries' growth, stands uniKirallelcd in energy shall we do ?" The man of God answcres : i 

and pros'lyting proclivities. AViiilc they hold, 
as precious, some of the commands of Jesus, it 

" repent, and be baptized, every one of you in 
the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of j 

I seems a pity that ^.hey are not willing to ac- gjns and yo shall receive the gift of the Holy ; 
; knowledge and realize the power of all. They \ Ghost. I 

I have one Universitv, ten Colleges, and a num- ' '^'"»<^i' ^^o. 1 enquires ; " How am 1 to be _ 

', p„ • • 1 .,•••!•.• J baptized?' | 

; bcr of Seminaries under their, jurisdiction, and | q^ ^,^,., ^^^^^^ ^^ _^jj ^^;,^ j^^^ ^^.,,.^1, ^^.^^, ^^^^ ^.^^^ 

: publisii, in the United States, nine M'eekly j prefer ?"" 
j journal.?, eight monthlies, and one quarterly.— 
! How does that look for energy and zeal to- 
! wards our two weeklies and several monthlies? 
j Truly is the love of the press moving the 
' world. 'We believe if m'C were to devote our 
whole time for the next ten years in preaching 
the Gospel we could not accoraplisli as much 

good as has been done by the publication of |, j'*:, '. , . 

the Pilgrim. Hundreds can date their first 
i religious impressions from reading its pages, 
I and hundreds more might have received the 
! same benefits, had they an opportunity of read- 

" Well, I prefer sprinkling." j 

" All right, just as you think." ; 

Sinner No. 2 comes. " Well, brotlicr, which 
way do you prefer to be baptized ?" 

" I wish to be immersed.'' f 

" According to thy faith so be it." 

Sinner Xo. 3. " IIow do you wish to be 

I ing it. 

The TELESCorE is quite a liberal organ and 
makes an effort to accommodate every body 

should be done by pouring." j 
"Veiy well, if you think so." | 

This is not an imaginary case but real, and 
is of frequent occurence in the world. Is it not 
a burlesque on the dignity of a crucified Saviour, ! 
for his ministers that sliould hold tlic oracles in ' 
truth instead of being a teacher, to take the 
position of ]>iipil and be taught by unregencr- i 
< >, incoiisistr'iuy, thou art a 

, ,, . • -.1 1 ,.• i. II ated siunei> 

and every thing — is neither baptist nor pedo- . ^^.^j 

baptist. The fact is, it liad better be nothing; <v Qq ^^,,,,./, ^|,p „ations, he iliat believcth and 

atall. For any man,or .set of men to place them- is bajjtized sh;ill be saved, he tiiat believetii ; 

selves in such a position must be awicward in- I not shall be damincd. | 



JS'ext iveek will appear a icngtli^' i^ipir on I 
'" How shaM wC have a pure church ?" TKs is a 
irpiest ion of vital impoi-tauce, and we ask for it a 
careful fe'i*(liug. - Also " Pilgriiiiage of Israel." 

MoS'EV. From what we diii hear from our 
^vcstern contributors, money iaatterl arc veiy close 

I hnd in some pl-ces, almost impossible to be had. 

> One brother sa}'s he has oflrred 18 per cent for 
several hundi'Cd dollat^ ^d cannot get it at that. 
Such A percentftgc iS i little too stecp,aud no farm- 
er can afford to pay it unless it be for land that 
is rapidly gi'bwing into money. Some of our East 
'ern slcirmers would bite at such a bait without 
tiny fcdmpuuctions. 

John Brindle': — The letter you speak of, con- 
taining $4,00 never came to hand. It should have 
been scat by postal order,* check, or registered. 
Cliecks are very convenient, and can be had from 
tfus'iiiess men generally. So far there has been but 
little complaint in this respect, as this is onlj about 
the third letter reported lost. 

NoAii Loxgexeckee: — Will please sfend us 
the names and address of the subscribers which he 
f-&ni (is. Kvefy bddy clSe will pleas e do the same 
■when scfiditig B!3 money that w"e rCay knoAC v.htffti 
lo credit. 

C. H. Walker: "Man in Genesis and Geol" 
Off}-" is sent, vou lack one subscriber or 25 cts- 
We would prefer another name which you can easily 
get: PK'ase try it. 

]S'd i of ^' Whence comcth pcrsecifiien;'' was 
V-'omraenced in Piegrim No 7. Subsecjuent Nos; 
^ot so far down in our box that they were over- 
looked. Please cxcuse^will now appear in rcg- 
idar order. 


The District Meeting of Northcra Indiana and 
Michigan, will be held, b}^ divine permission, at 
"the Solomon's Creek Church, commencing April 
-27th, 1871. Brethren and sisters coming by rail- 
road will slop at Arnolds station J of a mile from 
the oliureh. Jesse Calveet. Clerk. 

rWstiHCt Meeting of Southern Indiana, will be 
'held in the l alls Ci-eek Church, Henrv co, two 
i-nilos EiiEt tjf MiddletfciWn, April Ttfi. Those 
•eoming from the West will stop at Middletown — 
'from the lOast at Honey Creek station. At both 
ylac-es tlrey T/ill be met with convej-anices and cou- 
•shicted to pfecc- of Hieeting-. 

-David K. Teeter. 

Please annoimcc through tlie Pilgrim, that the 
-District Meeting of Middle Ind. will be licld in 

the meeting-lio^ise at Lancaster in Huntingtorf 
CO., on the second Friday al'tcr (lood Friday. — 
There will be conveyances at Huntington the day 
before the meeting to convey those coming, to 
place of meeting. S-fMt'Li Murray 

The District Meeting of Middle Pa.' will be 
held, the Lord wilPng, on Monday; May the 8tli 
at the Spring Run Meeiing-hotise Mi?ff^in co., Pa. 
Those coniirig by R. Road will stop at ilc. Vey- 
town. D, M. HoLSI^fGER, Cor. 'SVv, 

Visit of L ove? 

Mother H. B. Brumbafigh a-^d tHfSeif, God 
willing, p'ropose to be at JyHiilf.gscicek ('hurcji on 
the evening of the 4th of April ; at Stoystown on 
the evening of the 5th and stay till the 17th of 
April — time to be divided 3 days each in the four 
congregations. Brethren arrange from Queam- 
ahone to Somei-set or Middlecreek, from there to 
Elklick, from there to Berlin. Make the distance 
as convenient from one place to another as possi- 
ble; If you can arrange the appoiutnierrlrs \r*rerc 
English i=' the most needed would be preferred. 


"W^j-coming, Pa, pro'dtftes C|iiantitTCo t?f fiTecfons 
stc'nes. Th^ topaz, amethyst, agate', opsl, jasper, 
chalcedony, garnet, and several others abound 
thereof the very iinest quality. 

iMissoiiri has shoAvn its regard for propriety by- 
seizing upon the lottery dealers within its limits; 
The lottery business is making such advances just 
now, that it vrill be well if the several States shail 
give their attention to that very progressive ciafS 
of bhsiness men. 

D IE D . 

Dl'FT. On the 24th of Dec. 1870, in Iowa River Dis- 
trict, Slarsliall Co., lowe, Franef's DUFT ; aged 3 ycara, 
3 montlis and 4 days. The ot^easion was improvccl by the 


ATtNOLT): Also in tlie saitie District Marcl> Ist 1S71, 

Xathaniel ARXOLD ; aged 40 3-ears and 7 months. 

He leaves a widow, a siiter iti the tliurcli, tt) tnfenrh her 
loss, mit no children "We tnist her loss is his -grfat cain. 
Brother and sister Arnold moved here from Va. and there- 
fore the widowed sister has no relations to sympathize witii 
her in her bereavement. The occasion was improved by 
bro. Larken Hall and the writer. 

EIKEXBERRY— In Bachelor's Rnn conaresration, Car- 
rnll Co, Ind. December Lst, 1870, sister SUSA^'XA ElK- 

EXBERRT, aged 72 years, 10 monUis and 18 days. 

She died TBry sudden. She was struck with apoplexy 
some time in the night, she was found in bed in the morn^ 
ing unconscious of anythmg, and remained so till evening 
when she died, leaving six children, twenty-nine grand- 
children, and five great grand chfldren to mourn their loss. 
But we hope our loss is her great gain. Funeral service 
by John Mctzger. of Illinois, and ethers, from 1 Cor. 15; 


■*»*-*»-* "^-*~—* 

H. B. & GEO, BEIBEBAUGH, Editors. 

J. B. EEUMBAUGH & CO., Publishers. 

VOL. 2. 







NO. 11. 






The Loxei.y Pine. 

tleccntly while traveling alone v>poii the high- 
way through the forest, I was pondcringj as I so 
often do, upon the ol.yects coming under my no- 
tice. My imaginative mind would lay hold of 
many lessons to be learned from the field of na- 
ture, and frequently make a spiritual application 
of the same. 

Thus I was musing upon the lircary aspect of 
the forest, disrobed of thoiv summer verdure, no 
rustling leaves v.'erc to be heard — no flowers to be 
seen — nay, rude winter had done its cruel work, 
•find laid low the pride of the forest, field, and 

Thus, while contemplating itpoii th& natiii'al 
world, my mind's eye turned to the moral world, 
and there beheld a striking similitude in the work 

of sin. 

The beauties of the Paradise were gonCj-^fein 
cruel monster, had done the work. V,'hcre were 
the verdure, — where the flowers and SM'eetness of 
a happy moral world ; gone — all gone. Like the 
forests around mo stripped of th.eir beauty. In' the 
chilling breath of winter, so the world, by the 
poison breath of sin, has been Btripped of its wan- 
ted glory. 

Then I thought of the resurrection morn, for na- 
ture, when the buds that now seem slumbering, 
xhall burst forth, aud nature shall be clothed in a 
inantle of green, and flowers and fruits lade the 
bending bough — birds sliall caroll forth their 
ewcct music, and all nature exult in harmonious 
excellency. So shall tliere be a resurrection niorn- 
ino- for the moral world, when the Son of Right- 
eousness shall bring "healing in his wings "to 
earth and cause the moral world now slumbering 
in nakedness, to spring forth in beauty and mag- 
nificeuce. Habilimonts of glory shall clothe the 

new world — flowers and fruits of Righteousness, 
shall not be wanting, — hosannah's shall be sung 
by tongues that never tiie, and God's name be 
glorified by alltlfs intelligences of earth and heav- 

As my thoughts thus came and weilc, iuy eyes 
beheld a towering pine, standing surrounded l)y 
trees that were stripped of their verdure. Alone 
it stood, and I heard the voice of the gentle wind 
as it played amid its green foliage. All else 
seemed v/rapped in silence. A voice eecmcd to 
M'hisper to my mind : "as the lonely pine so the 
christian." Surrounded as it isj by trees that have 
lost their beauty, and from whence comes no mu- 
sic, as the gentle zephrys play through the branch- 
es, so is the christian, surrounded by a world 
stripped of holiness and righteousness^ from whence 
come no music of praise to God, though his gen- 
tle blessing's flow constantly all aroiand. 

The christian stands clothed Upon from heaven, 
with a robe ef lasting endurance, and Ills soul 
breaks forth in musical strains of thanksgiving 
and praise, as the blessings of God come and go. 
Again, when the pure and gentle snow fidls, the 
lonely pine receives and retains, for a time, a much 
larger propoition than the sarrounding trees, and 
so the christian feels and receives the pure and 
gentle showers of God's love into the soul. 

Christian reader, though you stand in this \vorId 
as the lonely pine iu the forest, be not discour- 
gtrcd — retain your robe of Gods righteousness, 
let others see you have notlx^n like others around 
von, stripped cf humility and all the graces that 
make the wearer lovely. And a^ the gen(!e 
breathings of the Holy Spirit fan your soul, may 
others hear as it were from you musical accents of 
love and devotion to the Most High God. 

J. S. Floey. 


T HE P I L G 11 1 M , 

Joseph, a Type of Jesus. 

r.y D. r. sayij'.k. 



the pit, and afterwards lifted him out to sell him 
to the Iwlimaclitc merehantman, but it }S useless to 
attempt a description. At tlic time this was 
transacted, there is nothiug said of his angiiish of 
soul. But notice is taken '• that they sat down to 
cat," for " wc would not hear,'' they now .sa v. — • 
How vividlv is the whole scene hrought before 
We saw this angnisli of his soul 
when he sought us," It is language that betrays 
their present state of feeling, and enables them to 
make the proper application. " Therefore is this 
distress come ujjou us." 

irv dear reader, so Jesus M-as sent by his Fa- 
ther into our fallen and sinful! world to seek our 
happiness, was betrayed by one of the twelve into 
the hands of sinners to be crucified and slain. Of 
the anguish of his soul, he says, " Father, if thou 
be willing, remove this cup from me. . . . And 
being in an agony he praye<l more earnestly ; and 
his sweat was as it were great drops of blood fall- 
ing down to the ground." But to save the world, 
he must drink it. The very knowledge of it 
ought to melt the sinner's heart ; but they will not 
hear, and go on in sin, by which -thev betray and 
crueif\- him afresh ; doing in spirit what tlie Jews 
bitterly did in the body. lu this Ave all have 
taken part, and are guilty before God, and will 
];erish in our sins if our Joscpli. saves us not. This 
he is ready and willing to do. And by the an- 
guish of his soul in the garden of Gethscmane is 
entreating us to come to him. But wc will not 
hear. And as Joseph, he employs means to con- 
vict us of our fins, to bring us to repentance and 
obedtence, and N-arious are the means he employs 
to effect it. On the day of pentecost, preaching 
the truth piercetl the hearts of some, who in their 
distress said, " men and brethren what must we 
do ?" A sudden flash of light, and a voice saying, 
Saul, Saul, why persecutcst thou me, made him 
blind, and brought him in great distress, and 
asks, " what wilt thou have me do, Lord ?" — - 
Speaking of his distress, he ^ays, " O wretched 
man that I am, who shall deliver me from the 
^Vc may ,sypi)cse how inten.5e the anguish of i body of this death." An earthquake made a 
Joseph's soul was, and how heart-rending his ap- | jailor tremble, and said, " what must I do to be 
.peals for mercy were; when they cast him into "saved ?" Various other means does he employ to 

•"The^i JopppU commoBCect to fill tlieir sacks -nith corn 
■ aud to rostore cyory man's money into his sack, and lo ; them no'fi'. 
icive them provisions for the way. . . . "Wliat is this lliat 
■Xiod liatli done UJitoiis." Gek. 4S : 23. 28. 

P$;au Eeapek. — I have headed this Xo. with 
this scripture, biit v,ill not confine my remarks to 
it alone, but will refer to other passages in the 
chapter as occasion may xequire in order to bring 
.some truths .before you. , 

In the former Xo. you saw how roughly Joseph 
spake to his brethren. In this you will see how 
roiighly he uses tl.ietii, and yet done them good. 
" And he put thein al] together into ward three 
.days." Cousideriisg ihat they came to buy corn 
that they ixiigljtiive and not die, and to be put 
into prison in a strange land upon the pretext that 
;they :\yere spies, would seem to be outrageous con- 
duct. But the object beiiig to humble them, and 
:to bring them to repentance fin- their sins eom- 
jnitted against him. It was perhaps the only 
jneans Joseph .CQidJ employ to accomplish the 
end. They had cast him into a pit to starve him. 
And for ouglit I know they mav have left him in 
it three days. Xow the scale being turned he v/ill 
put them into prison three days, which will bring 
lo their remembrance their sins. ■" On the third 
.day he said unto them, and live, for I fear 
iGod." " Let .one of you brethren be boynd in 
the house of you.r prison." And he will feel what 
.[ felt when you .sold ive into slavery ; and the 
.others will have soixiething to reflect upon, "while 
• ye carry corn for the famine of your houses." See 
how aduiirably the ineans answered the end. — 
■'•' And they said one to ^nQther, As;e are verily 
guilty concerning our brother, in .ihat we saw the 
..anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we 
would not liear ; .therefoi;e is .this disti;ess conxe_up- 
on us." 



briii^- the kuowletlgc of our sins to our reniem- 
bnincc, which I need not refer to. It is for you, 
dear reader, to know what were, or arc the partic- 
ular means he employed for your conviction. Has 
J-c bound your parents, your children, your broth- 
ers or sisters with the icy bands of death, and shut 
tlicm up in the cold and lonely prison of the 
grave ? Profit by it, aud draw neai'cr to hiui, and 
the end will be well. '"' In the evening it shall be 

" Then Joseph comniaiuled to fill their sacks 
\vith corn, and to restore every man's money into 
Jiis sack,- and to give them ]-)rovisions for the way." 
Here they receive what tiiey came for, without 
money and without price. Their sacks filled with 
corn, and the money restored them, with extra 
provisions for their journey. J3fcss!nffS in di.s- 
f/uisc, they understood it not. " When they saw 
the money they were afraid." Jacob " was afraid, 
and said, surely the Lord is in this place, and I 
knew it not." P>ut he knew afterwards. So will 
Joseph's brethren when they are fully humbled. 
,Vnd so will the seeking sinner know, if he per- 
scvcrs. At present, rough or smooth, good or evil, 
is all alike to thcni. The wicked start at the 
rustling qf a leaf, and flee when there arc none to 
pursue. " What is this that God hath done unto 
us," they say. A blessing, a gift. They have 
more tlian they bargained for. Dut it only in- 
creases their present distress. It deepens their 
conviction of the sin they are guilty of, in the 
treatment of Joseph, lletiben says, " Spake I not 
unto you, saying, do not sin against the child, and 
yc would not hear ? therefore, behold, also his 
Ijlood is rerpiired." The object of Josrph was to 
bring them to repentance. So with Jesus. He 
Avill have men rqrcnt of their sins, and hence cm- 
ploys every means to effect it. He lias many ar- 
ro'U's in his quiver. The goodness of God (as well 
as the money in- their sacks) is intended to Icail 
men to repentance ; aud be the n\cans what they 
may, if the sinner's heart is once pierced Ire has S 
Kcubeny the cldci" brother, his conscience ever be- 
fore liim accusing him with, did I not tell you 
when you went to the dance not to go? Did I 
Sot tell yuu when you disregarded the holy com- 

mand of your God-fearing- parents, not to be so 
wicked ? But you would not hear. Did I not 
tell you when you curled your hair, decorating 
your head with artifi;cialSj your hands and ears 
with jcwelery, and your dress with uunecessay 
flowers, that you' were sinning agMnst Jesus who 
had his head crowned with thorns for your salva- 
tion, and that by your doing so you would keep 
up a mountain of difficulties that would be hard 
to overcome. But >/ou would not hear. There- 
fore is this distress come upon you. 

Fur 'Ml' Pilrji-im. 

Contra&t Batween The Righteous 
And Wicked. No 2. 

But brethren and sisters, do we not know that 
the rest wo obtain, is only tcmporory when we 
have- entered info the Church of Christ, by the or- 
dinance of baptisna ? Have you not with mo expe- 
rienced that the soul has no permanent rest as long 
as surrounded with mortality? Does not the whole 
Creation groan and traavil in pain together until 
now? "And we ourselves also, which claim to 
have the fir»t fruits of the spirit, even wcourselves, 
groan within ourselves." And why? Because of 
our own corrupt nature, the evils that dwell in 
our flesh, that when wc tvant to do good evil is 
present, and in oiir unguarded moments Satau 
will be sure to take the advantage over us," for wc 
ai-e not ignorant of his devices," Peter says, He 
gocth about as a roaiing lion, seeking who He 
may devour." Hence let r.s be diligent,- knOM-iug 
the timcof ot?r precious salvation, hy hope W\^i in 
the continuatioi> thereof we may steadily advance 
to a more "perfect man in the fullness and stature 
of Christ." For it is high time to be sober, watcl>- 
ful, and not lulling into sleep, for certainly wc get 
every day )iearcr to eternity, and now is our salva- 
'ion nearer than :vhcn wc bclio\''ed, even that sal- 
vatioi'i that com'cth to us in the revelation of our 
Ix>rd Jesus Christ : wlieu tho rest of the sord is ve- 
(dizcd in its lullncss to .^.11 eternity. 

Oil, let us press onwai'd and upward through , 
troubles, trials,- temptations, afflictions, sorrows,dis- 
tresscs, dif^'oultiosy di-'^airiiointments, and depriva- 
tions ; fearless of death, the terror of sin ; regard- 
less of tho scoffs, the sneers, the reproach, the de- 
cisions, the contempt, the persecution, and the 
thrcatuings of an antichristiuu world, cheerfully 



looking for ihe blessed liopG of the glorious appear- 
ing oflhc great God, andour Saviour Jc^us Cbririt. 
For Jesus our leader, the Captiiln ot our salvation, i 
was made perfeet through sufferings, and it is aot | 
luore than just thrrt we share hr his sufferings to j 
thesitteerv-jftiu'e for the crueiftction of the old man j 
tliat the body of sin may be destroyed, and hence- j 
forth would not serve sin. Yet amid all these i 
sufferings the righteous rejoice, knowing that 
Ms Ged is with him, and that all things work to- 
gether for good uuto him because he loves Inui, 
O brethren and sistei-s, let us not be discouraged^ 
but confidentially call on Ged wvth a Dayid. " Re- 
turn, O Lord, h.oj.v Ipng? and let it repent thee 
(concerning thy servants, O satisfy us early with ^ 
ihy mercy ; that we may be glad and rejoice all j 
our days. Make us glad according to the days i 
wherein thou hast afflicted 'us, and the years j 
-wherein we have seen pyil.. I^et thy woHcs ap- j 
pear n»iu il\y servants, and thy glory unto thy , 
eliitdrcn. And let the beauty of the Lord our ] 
God be upon us; and establisli tlioii the works ot 
our bands upon us; yea, the work of our hands 
establish thou it. For he that dwelleth in the se- 
cret places of the ^Igst Higl) shall abide under 
ihe shallow d the<i.y." 

Glorioys as the cl^vistian's journey here i& i^ 
life sce.»3 to be, and by the ^ylcked is viewed ,as 
the most miserable o»p, full of sorrow aiid disap- 
pointments, yet has he peax^e with his God, peace 
• Ivith his ONva soul, and is free from the terror of j 
'jLhc Almighty when his mighty thunders roll in j 
ihe heay.8^is, and his lightning flashes, ^il his | 
thunder bol-ts with terrible noise, causes th,e pil- 
,fars of the earth t© tremble, yea, when the power- 
■foi cpnvulslon of ar, earthquake, with tren^er.dous 
c^neessiops, ?;ui^ tjj^ earth assunder and causes 
fire aud smpke, the emblem of hell, to issue there- 
from The righteous is calm, serene, and un- 
shaken, for his faith is in his God, and his hope 
* rc^ic^es -bey OMd .this, time, caring little for hismor- 
,:t^Lii^e, waitii^g i^ore for the time when mortality ; 
shall be swallowed -^p of life, Put where has the 
wicked hope of enjoyment? ILv^ he any in this 
life #en s^ibiert toth^same trouUes and ills ,of 
his lite? .O'-crlainly uol, " Ibr he is like the 

troubled sea, which continually casts up mire and 
dirt." There is no rest, saith wy God, to the 
wicked." If no enjoyment in this world, wlucli 
he holds as his God and his homo, how can ho 
expect enjoyment in the hike of fire and brim- 
stone in comirany with the devil and his angels, 
1 whom he hath so faithfully served, while here be, 
j low ? If suffering the vengeance ©f fifernal fire is 
I delight, he may, have his 'full measure- of eujoy--- 
i ments. The sinner has a full share of troubles 
I here equally with the just, and of a much baser 
' kind and of quite different character. Whereas 
the just has to contend against the evils of liis 
flesh, and against the tem-ptatious of the devil, and 
to endure tlie frowning of the wicked. So on the 
other hand, the wicked has his troubles in his 
own kingdon?, as a rival amoug his astociates \i£ 
j must strive to i>lease him whom he served, in or^ 
: der to gratify kis ^bonjinable pride, aud his hellish 
! amhkion, fer 1*^ oa-nn-ot encliu-e tliat one should 
I excel him in wickedness. . Satan's lust burns m 
1 his heart and causes trouble to his eonsclence-dar 
filed mind, and fills his soul with despair forN^iU 
of oppokunitv to gratify tlie lust of the flesh, the 
lust of the eye, and the pride of life, that not un- 
ft-cquenttv wg of some who by«heir own 
hands HsWr their own so'il into eternity, to- have 
a prp.ujature retribution of jumIco mete^i ©ut for 
tiieir atrocious wickedness. 

But in the hour of affliction, if the sinner's coi>. 
science is not sear-cd ^yith a. hot iron, then ths 
t heavy troubles commence-, when he has no hope ta 
! lean upon, no Christ that wiK pWd for pardon at 
1 the hand of God. O, Christless soul ! AVhafa 
! dreadful time ! AVhat a terrible condition .!, flpU 
i is yawning for you. The flames of the bui-mog 
of the d;,imued is bursting from the abyss of wo«-, 
and devils are waiting, ready to conduct you 
down, down, co^vn to the ^-egions of eternal. mis- 
ery and unending woe.. Sinnor, G, sinner, trem- 
ble at the thought. Shudder before the terrors of 
the Almighty, and sue for pardon. 
! ' ' ■ L-EONAil-D Fuiiay. 

Mev will be. discarded in thi 

uo iVult, a„ really iu for bearing evil iVuil 

nd for bearing 



I'lir the Pilgrim. 

From Wiienee Come Perseeiition, 

For if there pe any coiniuantls of certain clcar- 
neris, auy precepts of evident ol)Iigi;tioi) iu the gos- 
pel, they are sucli a.^ refer to the cjercije qf love 
aijd universal charity. " I^lcs-sed are^the meek," 
Jesus says, for they shall inherit the earth, "Bless- 
ed are tlie peace makers, for they shall be called 
the children of God." And in an other place, de- 
S'lribing the nature of his rcligiQU in general, he 
fells us tliat the love of God is the first coniniand- 
/iioat, and the sccoij4 like ^ntQ it, "Thou sljalt 
Jove thy neighbor as tliyself," This Christ cij- 

• joins upon his fqllowers as i^ peculiar conmiand. 
" 'JL'his is niy comtuandnicnt thi»t ye Iqvc Qi;i,e an- 
.otjier as I loved you'"' Love \vas tliat hy \yhich 
his fuUqwers were distinguished frQjQ all otiicrs. 

' >"By tljig sljali all pjen kngw that ye arc my dis- 
ciples it ye have love one to the other.'' Thus it 
is evident that there is nothiijg iu tl^ip lifcflf Ci^iist, 
in his doctrines or prvcepts which gives any eouur 
icuancc to persecutions in any shape or form. The 
governing design of Christ's example, doctrines, 
ai)d precepts were to promote nicekncss and con- 
.ilescension, universal charity aijid Ir^ye. Ja phi§ 
re^jicct tlie apostle? 's;,cr,c hjs .cafcfjjl iijiitatorg. 
Faultell^ us to be witlioui dissimulation; be kind- 
ly affectionate to one another with brotherly love 
in honor preferring one another. If jt hs possi- 
,ble as much as lieth iu you, live pcijceayy >y'th 
.all men." The Icjye Ijjs recQipmeuded was suda as 
■wgrkcth no ill ia his neighbor. Wc find the same 
apostle warniug his brethren against diyisiong 
pu accQi^nt of different sentiments relatiaig to matr 
ters of niin,or in;pQ).'tance.. "Receive .hip; that iu 
,weak iu tl^c faith, not to ^P'-'l^^'ft'^ disputij,tioiii;, 
ui^t to debate tjr ,l^c contentious about disputiiblc 
things." In relation togijch matters, he direct§ 
tliat uoao should .despise or jiulgc others becayse 
God had received them and because every uiaij 
pught to be fully perguaded in Jiis iawn mind, be- 
• pause "the kingdom of Qod is not meat and 
.drink, but rightecuisncss and peace iu the Ho- 
ly Ghast^'^ and because every one is tp give an ac- 
count of himself to God to whoiji alone as our 
Master wc arc to btand or I'all. l'"iom thi.oC lea- 
^.<ous I'au! iul'crs, wc tlicii thai arc strong, or we 

i who have a more comprehensive understanding 
jof the nature of Christ and our christiaq liberty 
and duties, ought to hear the infirmities qf the 
weak iifStcad of condomuiug thenj and setting 
QUrselvcs iu opposition to them. We should em- 
ploy ourselves in prayer unto the God of i>atieuce 
ij^nd consolaticm, th^ he may grant that there may 
be no chism among heirs of that glorious inherit; 
ance, but that all may be likemiuded one towards 
auother. In this way we shall preserve the unity 
of the spirit, tlnis glorifying God the Father of 
Christ Jesus our Lord with one mind and one 
spirit. Agaiis, ^ve find Paul exhorting to a great 
lowliness and meekness as an evidence c,f walking 
wortliy of the christian vocation with long sufifcrr 
ing forbearing with one another in love,the contra-: 
ry of biitcpneas, aijd wrath, andanger,and clamor, 
and evil speaking, and malice. TJic^iC are jLq he 
put a\yay as things which grieve the holy spirit qf 
Gqd. We must be kind one to another forffivina: 
one another even as God for C^hrist's salcc hatl^ 
ftjrgiven us. To these precepts of the apostle Paul 
vj^e could .extend further, but wc will quly 
add the apostle James. '«Thc •s\isdqm that is 
from above is pure, and peaceable, and giintle, andl 
easy to l;e .entreated, full of good fruits, without 
par,tiality and without hypocracy." But if we 
have hitter envyings and sti'ife in our hearts, we 
have nothing to glory in, but we lie agaijpsj; tli|5 
truth^ that is, we belie qur chr4Stiaa prfiiessiin, foi: 
wliatq/c?,e jyudgcmei)t -w.e may pass upon our- 
sclyas. This wisdqni .d.cicendclh nqt from above, 
but is earthly, seqsijal^, ,devilish, for M-here envy- 
ing ?"(] .sti'ife io, flicrp is CQnfu^i,ay and every evil 
work," ;j3,ut to this it has hci^j flbje.ct!;il .ti;^at al- 
tliQSgb ^t'le p,repepts as rpcQv.d,cd haih l^- Christ 
and the apostles scpms u,qt tfl qq.u.n^euj^nce persecu- 
tion, ?,nd nothing in fayor of it can be urged froni 
the conduct of C5ii-ist' himself, yet that the con-i 
duct of his apostles, particularly that of P^iii may 
l3,G fairly urged as a warrant ^n certain cases! The 
venerable Bcz^ adduces ty/a instances as an indi- 
cation of the punisjunevitpfhcr.etiqg. 'J'he lirst ig 
ih^t of Ananias and Sajiphira struc)^ dead .Jjy Peter. 
And tlie other that of Elymas the sprcercr struck 
blind by Paul ; but how impertinently are both 
these instances, alleged heresy. Was not the 
thhig pujiishcd ij4 ^hei- of tlieoa? Ananias and 
Sapphii"ii wei"e struck dead fyy hyjxicrii^y and lyr 
ing and for conspiring if it were possible to de- 
ceivc God. Elymas >\as a Jewish sorcerer aud 
lalse prophcl, a jubtle man. A. J. Cokkell, 

J 28 

T HE VI L G 11 I M , 

Lst us be 

f//f j'i 

'■ Therefore be yc also ready ; lor in sur!i an honr !^'' yc 
lliink not, the Sou of man cometh." Malt. •^1 : 44. 

J)orr Bretkirn : — For tlie first time, 1 will ])uu 
a i'cw thouglits on tlic above ."ieripture, for the 
bcufit of the readers of the PiLcaii.y, Goti being 
jiiy helper.' 

Thi.s i.s u most important injiinctioii, and one 

iluit should aiTcstthe attention of all who hear it. 

'.riicrc seems to be a difference of opinion about the 

■•saving.'! of onr Lord here, and other places in the 

s;ospel parallel with this. Some think he had 

reference only to the end of time, >vhile othere 

think he refers only to the destruction of 

1cm. But in-my opinion his ^varnings was not 

confined to either alone, but it is evident 

from the third verse, that he had both in view. 

"And as he sat upon the mountain of Olives, the , „ r,,, , , i i t ■ ^ 

T ■ , ^ . . • . 1 • li'p 11 ' Cometh . I hen let us. dear brethren antl sisters, 

iii,~ciples came unto mm privately, saynie, " icU ' , ' 

, 1 II .1 ii • 1 .•> ' 1 r . I 11 1.x; readv — i>rcpared to meet Inm at Ins commg. 

!i.~, wneu sliall these tlnngs be.'' and what shall I .-ti .., ^ ^ ^ ■ 

, . I • f. , 1 • 1 p xi 1 ■ X- xi I Arc we learning the pruiciiilcs oi the doctnne 

l)c tlic sign ot thy coming, and ot the end oi the ., ., ° ^ > • .t tt 

iio'j' X' .^1 ii ■ i.-' J 1 ii of Christ, and troing on to ncriection? flow are 

world. JSow, these things, meDtioned bv the 1 . ' . , , ,„, ., ^ ■ 

But some say, because lie says, " Immediately 
jifter these things," he had no reference to the end 
of the v.'hole v.orld. Xow we think this diffiL^Il- 
ty vrill vanish when we remember what the apos- 
tle Peter says, when he "stirs np our minds by 
way of rcmcrabrancc.'^ He calls these scoffere, 
who question the certainty of his coming, and in- 
forrjs iis that one day is with the Ijord as a thou- 
sand vears, and a thousand vears as one dav. The 
subject oix;ns before mc, but I must proceed. 

Dear pilgrims let us remember the words of 
our Saviour, keeping them in view, and not ac- 
cept the popular view of our Lord's wotils. "A 
wayfaring man, though a fool,cannot err therein," 
therefore " do not err my beloved bretliren," says 

James, wliich is plain, that wo cannot err if we 
follow Christ, and conveys the idea that we may- 
err if we do not. Therefore be ye also ready, for 
in such an hour as ve tiiink not, the Son of man 

di.sciple.s, has reference to the destruction of Jeru- 
salem only, for in second verse, " Jesus .said unto 
tlic u, see ye not all these things? verily I saj'' 
unto you, there shall not be left here one stone 
npon another, that shall not be thrown down." 

Then they inquire, " When shall these things 

we to know that we arc ready? The a]>03tlo John 

.say.s, '• Hereby wc do know, that wo know him, 

if we kesp his commandments, (sec 1 John 2 : 3.) 

and if we know him and do his sayings, we shall 

not be ashamed at his coming. 

And now my friendly sinner, I wish to say a 

.,,,,,,,. „ , word to yon. The question mav arise in your 

? and what shall be the sign of thy cominc? : -1,^1 1 n t 1 i o " ti c t ^i • 

, „, ■, „ , ,,^„ ■»- . . .,° ; miiid, O, how shall 1 get ready ? The hi-st thing 

and ot tlic eml ot the world? JSov." it is evident ' • , . ,, . 1 i- " u ^ i 

, T 1 1 , 1 1 . , . , ,1" order is tor vou to believe, but i)erhaps rou 

that our t.,ord had told them .something about the ' ■■,, t i- 1 "v ^i 4. t /^i • t • <.i „ q,., 

- „ , 1 1 1 ,. ^ , I "^vill .say,- 1 do believe that Jesus C hrist is the Son 

end 01 the world betore, from the manner of their i nr< i r\ x- • 1 ai -i u r „ i+.-.,,ii„>' 
T ,, ' I of God. O iriends, "devils believe and tremble. 

question and ail must acknowledoc that the Son ! t a x> i -u ^i i t\ •. „.„„ 

^. = I James sav.s, " But wilt thou know U vain man, 

ot man has never made his appearance the second!,, , p-.,' -,i , 1 • i i.-i i „, jnuu ,i„,w. 

' "^ that faith without works is dead .-^ hence laith alone 

time. After giving them signs by which thev -n , ui 1 .p +1 w. i...;i, 

. 1,1 c ■' .' will not save you. although one 01 these devils 

miglit know that those things should come to pass, ,„ ,," .'n..-, ■ -,■, „ . >, ^ m„ 

'^ ^ 1 > may tell you that laith is all vou want. " JHb- 

he answers the second part of their interrogatory, ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^,^ ^^^^^i^.^ ;,^ f^,^. ...^ ..,],,, 1 
by .saying, ' Immediately after the tribulation of :^^„^^ ;„ ^1,^ „^,^^^ „f Christ, saying believe ivliat 

Profess that they know God, but in Avorks 
they deny him, being abominable, and disobedi- days, .shall the sun be darkened, and the • ^^^^ ^.j^.,,^^ ^^^^ „,1 j^ ^-^^^j, 

moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall 

iaW from licavcn, and the powers of heavens 

shall be shaken, and then shall appear the sign, of | cut, »nd unto every good work, reprobate," Titus 

the Sou of man in heaven, and all the tribes of'l; l(j. 

.the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son ; ^'ow on the day of pentecost "they \\ere all 

of mau coming in the clouds of heaven Mith pow- amazed — were pricked to the heart, and after the 

cr aiul great glory." And gives the parable of I powerful preaching of Peter, they said to him. ami 

the fig tree by whicii wc iiii--i;t know the near to the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, 

approach of C'liri-L J what yhal! wc do ? Then Peter tells them what 



they sliall do to be sivcil. " Repent and be bup- j 
tized every one of you, in the name of Jcsua Christ 
for tiio reiuission of sins, and ye shall receive the 
g'.ft-of the Holy Ghost, for the promise is unto, 
you, and to your children, and to all that arc afar 

" Djur friend, b.:lievc God rather than man, ac- 
t'cpt God'i6 words, repent and be baptizeil. Fall 
at the footstool of sovereign mercy, opportune 
like one of old, and say, "Lord have mercy on me ■ 
;i sinner;" make a preparation inuncdiatcly, " For [ 
in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man 
cometii." The signs are prevalent, the iloods are 
rising, and O, awful, awful will be your condi- 
tion, should lie find you unprepared. The just ' 
Hcntence pronounced, " Depart from me yc work- ' 

. crs of ini{piity, into everlasting fire prepared for the 
tlovil and his angels." Escape for thy life, and 
don't like one ot^old, look back, but implore God, 
for Christ's sake to jiardon your sins. Xever give ' 
o'er the struggle till the prize is obtained. 

Xow friendly sinner, let me ask you, how would 
you feel, should there be a sudden commotion iu 
the elements, and '■' the mighty angel come down 
from heaven, clothed with a cloud ; havi ig in his 
hand a little book open — 3Ct his right foot upon 
the sea, and his left foot upon the earth — lift up 
his hand to heaven and swarc by him that sits 
upon the throne, that time shall be no longer?" 
(), think, i/'iiik on these things, and "choose that 
good [)art which shaM never be taken away from 
von." John M. Wj:i>ls. 

' McudoH-rWc, W. Vo. 


Fur ilw Pilijnm. 

This is a little word. It only contains two let- 
ters. How much it comprehends ! How much suf- 
fering prevented if persons but said no instead of 
yes! When tempted to speak lite first profane 
oath, Iiadtlis religiously trained yoiitlibut said, no, ' 
what an ocean ofcrimc might have been jirevented ! 
When he was asked to visit, lor the first time, the 
ball room the gambling table, the ealoon, or when 
'enticed to phi}' cards, to take the first glass of wi^ic, 
to go with the company of the vmgodly, or when 
invited i<) the first act of Sabbath desecration by ti 
buggy ride, a pleasure walk, or to visit company, 
or to stay away H'om the house of CJod, or tiic Sab- 
bath school — a polite no woidd have lieon all that 
M'ari needed to June ,-a\'ed'iVijni all ihe.-c evil- and 

heaven defying sin.". When satnil tempts toany sin 
a decided 110 would prevent niounlains of mental 
and ])hysi<,'al suft'ering. Satan can tempt to no sia 
but only through Jil'^t inclining the heart to say 
yea to it. Vv'lien he tempts to the neglect of secret 
|irayer, how easy to say no to all h'lA ten]j)tation.?. 
13ut he often comes in such a sly way. \Vlicn ;t 
person is wearied wltli hard labor during the day, or 
hurried on risina; in the mornina\ he comes often 
into the heai't, saying, it will make bu't little dif- 
ference to omit prayer this one lime ; omit it once, 
and how easy is it done the next time. Xo one 
will commit the second offence untill after com- 
miting the first. Xo one will take the second step 
in the wrong road without taking the' first. Xo 
one can become a drunkeu sot without taking the 
first glass of liquor, say no, decidedly no, to tlio 
first of all these, and none need fear the last sad 
consequences. What better rule for every person 
to follow than to sav no to the first of all mtous: 
doing. Can a better rule be devised? Think no, 
feel no, say no, and do no, to every device of satan ; 
then will the sejul be safe: only then can there be 
safety. Young man, j-Qung women, when invited 
to the dance, say no ; to the card f al-le, say no ; to 
Sabbath desecration, say no ; to stay home from 
church, say no ; when icmpted to neglect the soul's 
salvation tlu'ough Christ say no, no, christian say 
no to the love of money, when Christ's cause is 
suffering; say no to eovetousness when God calls 
for a part of his own ; say no to temptation to 
neglect secret prayer ; say no to every temptation; 
then will Christ's kingdom come on the earth. 

Sakaii E. Sei-'Tox. 

Jlo-hai I ir/.y/O icn, Ml/. 

WoRPS. — ■Be^y«lrc of impui'e words. J'^ilthy con- 
versation is a fruitful means of corruption. It is 
a ehanel by which the impurity of one heart may 
be communicated to another. And we know who 
hath said, "Evilcommunications corrupt good man - 
ners ." Words are the index of the state of the heart. 
Hence saj-s Christ, "By thy words slialt thou bo 
condemned ; and for every idle word that men shall 
speak, they give account (hereof in the day of 
• judgment." There are those whose eonversatiou 
is filthy and disgusting. I'arents should guard 
their children from such. They should (hemselves 
avoid every indelicate expression, and check (he 
first appearance ofanv surh thing in their children. 
•Avoiil ii.iiilish talking and je-'ting. ChiUlreu let 
our WL'ids he p'.Hv. 


T II E P I L a II I jM. 

Tarry Not, 

Tlic soriptui-c tells Uri tluit joy sluiU be iu hc;is- 
cii Qver one siuiicf tl^at. rcpontcth, more than ovci- 
limoh' and tj.iij.c jifst persons, which need no re- 
2>cnfaijice. Ijukc Ig : 7. 

f Jic sarac is true of tl)c chiJrch below. There 

is nothing scarcely thai alTorcJ-; christ'ans more Joy 

tiuii) to sec men and women flocking into the fold 

ofQ.Q(J.. _ 

Ai^d why is ii that n;cn an(5: wonicn tarry so 

long? Tliera are iu}n;l}.2rs. \yc Ijclieve, wliose in- 

Icntioii it \s, som^G time or other to join with the 

people of God, and render unto him their services. 

Ti\e resolution would be a good one if it were 
not i)ut oif. Why tarry so hmg"? why not comp 
now ? Do they expect to come with less difliculi- 
*^ 1^- jj'aiting awhile? They may be decpiycd^ 
iis tli^ ;ltest time is the present. 

Tlie great difticully with many is t,o g^|; J;he 
iC;oiisent of their will. This would ijQt he ^Q iijuch 
of a task if the proper task j:,-i\5 taken. In order 
^o bring our M'ill intc; gubjectio.9. to ^yhat we 
know to be a, duty, wp iijust make use of violent 

C'hrist tells us that "the kingdom of heaven 
-suffereth violence a^d tlie violent take it by fQree." 
Matt. 11: 12, 

\Vc infer|ffon; tlier.l;oye i^cxt t|^q± w.e must do vi- 
olence tc; that corru[5Lt iiifture wjthin us, in bring- 
ing our will in subjection to the will of God^ and 
ilius take the kingdom of G,qI by force. 

His earnost .eaJlg no more refuse, 
A home in heaven torc-vcr cUvost ; 
Then with Uie sanctified and blest, 
We all shall meet — we all shail rest. 

t'omc make the good profession now, 
And unlo Christ your Saviour bow ; 
•The .MtU of iiolincss pursue, 
Your time thus spent you'll never rue. 


Give me sinacrc frieijds or i^oua. This Jiollow 
gUtt-cr of smiles and wards — coii}.plini£nts that 
nteau jiothiug — proteststioiis of affcctipn as solid 
a? the frQth upon chanjpague — invitations tljat 
iivc but pretty sentences, uttered hec^.i^se sych 
ithings ^re customary — are worthless to nje. There 
js no need of them. It is proper to be civil and 
/;ourtcous to the most indiftereut stranger ; but 

wliy friefidsliip's. Qiitw^^rd shpw when nq 
reality mjc|erlies it? Wlicn one feels friendship, 
the object of that sentiment cannot suffer, and 
leavs our hearts tmtroubled — cannot l>e slandered^ 
leaving us unharmed. To see our friend success- 
ful, even Ucy.Qiid .oi;r own powers of success, 
is a great joy to us ; to Iijcai; that friend aj>p]auded 
Is q. pleasure. Yet, every day, mea who fancy 
ilicuiselves friends, show riiean envy of each oth- 
er's lucky hits • and women, wHq kiss oa both 
cheeks when they meet, will wIiL^iier treacherous 
little stories of each other — nves, aiitj whisper theia 
to liien. So tha.t, v^l.eii iftcst vomcii say to me, 
•" We were talking of you just now !" I M-ondcc 
o-nly — pif Qije is not sincere enough to say it out — •, 
whethjjr it hyas been jjossible to squeeze one drop 
or scandle into the humdrum story of my life : or 
failing that, h.ow many |:imes ti\ey Iv^ve been mu j- 
tiplyiug my age by ten, to prove me older than I 
confess myself to be. But it is not sincere tq 
praise everybody. It soiinds amiable ; but men 
cannot all be " clmrming\" v^ni \yo))}oi^ all " so. 
sweet." J like to know froiu the Sp.5,cch of man 
or woman that thi^ Qne is a friend ; that, a mere 
acquaiutancfi. I jthiak warm-hearted jjeoplc are 
never general admirers. xVll cannot be loved sin-, 
cerely ; all cannp^t Jw really even pleasant. Con-. 
stant laudation of every body mr*y be 3 pleasant 
•form of insincerity, but it i^ insincerity, after all 
for me. If heaven will help me, I M'ill be sin- 
cere, I will not abuse my intimate friends when 
their backs are turned; I will not praise any one 
I do not like ; I will i)ot kisg women 1 haje, nor 
give men loying Iqoks aad lOvVi^jg saiiles Aviien | 
do not like them. And as I do unto others, may 
ticcy do .untQ m&, sgr- 1 d^orye no better, 

— ~~ ... ' !»■ _^ ■_ • 

TiiE Best Savings Bane. — If yoii would be 
tick invtet what you cjn in the surest and great- 
est of all sayings ban}<s. .One condu.t^ted on prin- 
«ples of equity, love an_d mercy. Tke cjiartcr is 
good beyond douk^t. G.od oiu- Father is President^ 
J.esus Glirist the eashccr, the Hply Spirit the tiller. 
Invest in the bank of Heaven, and you shall re- 
ceive, interest a hundred fold; a protest will nevei- 
be tiled against you. Though you have but one 
talent, put it out where it will gain usury. "Lay 


1 ;■"•'• 

up yoiir treasures ill Heaven." Jle that invests is* 
Heaven's bank need not fear the firm will fail, ho 
need fear no thieves or robbers, all will be safe, so 
when you //<('/ on eartli you will reeeivcsuch a div- 
idend that will make you rieh forever. You are 
fften ^(iii,cite4 tj) iavcst, and too often neglect to 
<io .5,9.. ?s"eg]cct t.h-e Uoop ijo loi;g,cj\ Iinniediate- 
Jy .secure a right to h" a pf.ytner in the joys of 
Heaven — ^nd a right to that crown that i.s incor- 
ruptable, and fadeth not a\vay. — /. .V. Finn;. 


An Inqu iry. 

la looking over our exchanges the above at- 
tracted our attention. The subject named C. ex- 
pressed himself something after this style : Sev- 
eral years ago I c:^'perienQGd a chaugo .of liear-tj 
and renounced my foj-mer fv.ith (Cattolieism.) 
Hear^g a Di&oiple iviiaistcr preach, f.nd vvish;ag 
to make a public profession of faith I was baptized" 
(immersed) by said minister, noi tluit uv/ sin!< iiii.<jht 
be forgiven, but Iccc/.use they luol been forgiven. 
No wonder the young man is getting into trouble- 
This is about as sensible as ^fhe load been sick? 
for a long tinje bi^t !j,fter re,c;oyAri;i;gj lie commen- 
ces jtfkiijg; ujedieiuc becayae he had bee^ siek_. 
The soiriptu.ria say ; "be baptized for tke remission 
of sins " but this man was baptized because his 
^laaluvlbecn forgicen. Afterthus being baptizedhe 
is received into fellowship with the Baptists, with- 
out bcingrequired to be re-baptized and called to the 
lyinis^ry. After pre^icl.iiLug ai^d baptizing a large 
i^um^e^", the good Ijrethren coir;meaced fiuc,li,ng 
fault, Aud said that he was not baptiz(!d (leg:^lly) 
uot a minister, because not baptized by a regular 
Baptist minister. Xow he wants to kuow wUiit 
will become of those whoni he bfiptiaed, and what 
he is to do. The yo<,ing mans couoiitiQU docs not 
seem to be very serious accorcjiijg to his o.\\n con- 
fessitai. lu the ftrsl place, his si us were pardoned. 
Who would desire Ujigre? Tliisis all tiiat God has 
promised to any^ and if i,t ciuj be fully re^ilized 
without baptism It ccvtaiuly does ijot maJvc any 
difference whether the adminiitrjitor be legally 
autluJrized or not. lu the second place he wa^ 
la>v-ruliy ,9rdaiiicd, ou Uii bapti^rD, by .the Baptist 

clji'rcl) as ft ijiinistcr of the gospel, and now w!iy 
not a riiiujstGr? The good Baptist brother says ■ 
'his baptism was ^r,r<iiitqr and it is uot well for 
our cliurehes to receive such baptisms." If yot 
good to receive such baptisms, rt is- certainly iiq|; 
good to ordain such men to the mijastry, and. 
worse for a man wlio had experienced the intrdou 
of sins to attach himself to a church who was nos 
wiljiug to»make this admission. But what about 
those whojij he baptized ? Their baptism was val- 
id bscausH of his qrrdiiiation by a Baptist church. 
If the Baptist ordjna.tiw w^i.s valid, is it not 
strange tl;at the ^ul^ject ori]a,iue(j[ should not also 
be valid ? Hive you not so much as^read; "^y hat- 
soever ye biiid on earth shall be bound in lipayen "' 
ft would seem to follow that if the church was val- 
id— the ordination yalid-^ln! minister and muiisr 
tration ought also to be valid — but the idea of be;; 
ing baptized because liis si-ns had been {lardoned; 
is reprehensMe and irrclcvg.iit to the trutl). 

AVe do not say that a man cannot /Iv/ the grace 
of Go(t, or a victory won, jji'iov tQ L^ptism, but we 
ilc< say tliat forgiveness ofsius ls ^ woi'k of grace 
and grace is nevpr- extoideci anni€ii,tecl. Slerit is. 
^he result of obedience. Therefore when we com- 
ply with (he terms given for the remission of sins, 
we place wirsxlveS in a j-elation to God that 
grace m»y rcacli us, and l>y grace our sins are par- 
doned. "Except a man bo born of water and of 
the spirit he eannnl enter into ihe Kiugdora of 
heaven." If C'. or any body else, can be born M'ith- 
out water, and euter the Kingdom of heaven ui.- 
Uorn, we have no objection, but we would prffe- 
to mewt grace and pardon by obedience, and thus 
become a legally ad&ptal heir of grace and the 
Kingdom, according to divine reyplatiou. 

-AVe can yet supply a limited iiuniber of 

yd^seribers witli complete Vol. for 1871. Who 

will have the ni? First comes first served. This 

volunie promises to be one of unusual Interest 

therefore, should have iti^omplete. ISendusahing 

your names and get the l>ack Xos. Although our 

list AviH soQii be double that of last year, yet wo 

j should liave .ItlU or '"lOH more (o see us nicelv 

! tluough. Bi'elh,Te(j, bistei> aud friouds skill vrc 

' ha\c them? 


T J I E r 1 J. G li I M , 

So?7iiig Wild Oats, 

Jjrar i/ouih/ riy('lers: — -301110 time ago, ^ve pl'oin- 
i.scd vou a tiilk about sowinii wild oats. M c do 
nut know wlictlior we sliall be able to tell you the 
iliHorcnco between wild and tame or not, as wc 
liavc none of tlic wild in onr possession, btit Vi'c 
t-an assure you that it is much inferior to that 
which wc arc accustomed to sec, but that docs not 
liavo a particular bearing on our present subject, 
as tlic popular adage among the 3'oung, "sowing 
wild oats," is more figurative than real — more 
foolish than wise. Our life is compared to the 
Peasons. There is a Spring time, a Summer and 
a:i jUitumn or ^\^intor — -a time to sow, a time to 
grow, and a time to reap and enjoy. Springtime, 
or while yoLing', is the proper time to sow, and Is 
(he time that you a!! are and mtist sow some- 
thing, and our object iil writing, is to have you 
think what you are sowing. We need not toll 
you that you will reap whatever you sow, as you 
believe and expect this. If you plant corn, you 
expect to get corn — if beans to get brans, and if 
llowcrs to get flowers for your labor. But as wc 
cannot always live on corn, -beans, and flowers, 
wo must sow something that will yield us a har- 
vest when these things fail to satisfy our wants, 
and as there is but one seed time, the sooner we 
commeuce, and the more sewl we sow, the greater 
will be our harvest. There arc only two kind of 
>:ced wc can sow. One is the good seed of the 
Kingdom (of Jesus,) and the other is the bad seed 
wf satan or the devil. Wc do hope that none of 
wiir dear young readers arc engaged in sowing 
this bad' seed, as it woukl bring such an awful 
harvest, one that would make you shudder to 
(lilnk of reaping. The sowing of the good seed 
cousist,.first In obedience to parents. This deAr 
children, is the first conimaudmcnt that God gave 
to you, and that with promisc-^'the promise is 
lliat you may live long upon the earth, and that 
it may be ivdl with thee. 'J'licu if you wisli to live 
long and be happy and reap a glorious harvest 
commence now to sow the good seed of 'jbedience 

There is no sach seed that you can sow 'that will 
produce such a glorious harvest. 

Then, when r 011 are obedient to you are obedicni 
to your parents and teachers, good and respectful 
to the iJgcd and pc>or, kind and forgivtDg to little 
brothers and sisters — never say ngly words, tell 
stories or play truant, yon are sowing the good 
seed,- but when you arc naughty to your little 
brothers and sisters and playmates, disobedient to 
parents and steal and do all kinds of wicked 
things, you arc sowing "wild oats," and "wild 
oats" will be your haiwest. 

Let me now tell you what the Bible says abou t 
sowing : " Be not deceived, God is not mocked 
whatsoever ye sow that shall ye also reap. He 
that soweth to the flesh, shall of the i^esh, reap 
corruption, but he that soweth to the spirit, shall, 
of the spirit reap life everlasting. Blay God help 
you sow the good seed, and reap everlasting life 

IL B. B. 

Honest Eddie 

One summer day a school was out at play. 

There were a great many children, and the boys, 
some of them, had balls to play with. The boys 
had not much play-ground around the school - 
house ; there was only a very small yard, and all 
around were hioh brick houses. One of the little 
boys threw his ball, and it went straight through 
a window, bixaking the glass, and the pieces came 
rattling down on the bricks. There wei'-e "-o many 
children playing that no-body knew wlio broke 
It except the b*jy who did it. He did not tell 
any onCj but he was very sorry. Directly the 
bell raiig, and all went in. The children had not 
much more than taken their' scats, and all was 
still, when the door was opened, and a lady came 
in with Eddie's ball in her hand. She lived in 
the house where tli6 window was broken. She 
\vas very angry, and scolded so lolld and fast 
that the teacher could not say anything* When 
at last she stopped, and the teacher told her that 
she would impure about it, jwst then Eddie raised 
his hand ; the teacher gave him leave to speak, 
and he rose from his seat, Siid said distinctly,"! 
broke the window accidentally and I am vcry.sor- 
ly : but this afternoon I will bring the money to 



\)a.y for it.'' ^\'as not (hat :ii) uov ? — ('Ml- 
drcn's FricmL 

Like Jksu.s.— A dear little girl, only six 
years olil, was promised Ly a fi-ioiul, wlio kcj)t a 
miniber of fowls, some feathers for licr doll's liat. 
The next time tiic friend called s!ic brought with 
her not only scs-eral (euthci-s but also some beauti- 
I'ld patches, out of which to make dresses for her 
doll. "When the friend had gone away, the little 
girl, who was very glad and gratcl'ul for her pres- 
ents, said to her mamma: 

" ^Iumma, do you know Viduit I have boon 
thinkinn- about?" 

"Xo my dear.'' 

''I have been thinking Mrs. Bell is like Jesus, 
for she gave me more than she promised.'' 

AVas not that a sweet saying for so young a girl? 
She had found out the grace of the Lord Jesus is 
cxceedingl)' abundant, and that He gives to them 
that trust in Ilini exceeding abundantly abovt all 
they ask or thuik. 



Dear Pi^gi-iiii : — It has been bearing upon my 
mind fo^ some time to write a few lines upon non- 
conformity, which I hope will be beneficial to the 
I'eadcv as well as to the writer. 

The query which I have taken into considera- 
tion, is this: why not conform to the order of the 
I'retliren ? l)ear brethren and sisters this should 
be carefully observed by all of us who proi^ess to 
be the followers of the meek and lowly Lamb of 
(»od. The apostle Paul, if I mistake not, tciu^hcs 
us to submij; to every ordinance of man lor the 
Lord's .sake, and we all know that it has been the 
order of the Brethren in years that arc gone by, 
to be dressed very nearly in uniform with caeh 
rtther, and as near to the word of God as possible, 
but'^how djes it stand with us in our day and age 
of the world? Are we really ibllowing the order 
and example of our brethren who fell asleep in the 
liord )nany years ago ? ■ I am afraid we have been 
unfaithful to their admonition and example. Look 
for instancCj at our natiouqil soldiers, all those who 

■ enlisted under one captain had their uniform all 
alike, and we dear brclhren and sisters, all of us 

I who have enlisted imder the banners of King Eni- 

j manuel, should we not resemble each other a lit- 
tle more than we, in reality do? Beflect for a 

: moment, if our Saviour was to make his appear- 
ance to-day in the clouds of heaven, is it not to be 

i feared he could find some traitors amT)n<r us? A\'e 
have every reason to believe so, for when we read 
the word oi God, we find that he resisted the proud 
but giveth grace to (he humble. This is enough 
to show us that the proud are to be banished from 
the in-eseu-c of the l>ord at a coming day, while 
the humble will be safe within the walls of Zion. 
What a pity that we do not live moi'e humbly if 
wc know this to be the case. ]*!ven some of our 
ministers who arc to be ensamples to the flock, we 
sec conforming themselves to the world, which is 
contrary to the order of the Brethren and 
not only of the Brethren, but it is contrary to tho 
word ot God, for we read that pure religion and 
undefiled before God and tho Father is this : " to 
visit the fatherless and the widows in their afflic- 
tiou and to keep un.spotted from the worM." Let 
us take the subject home to our own hearts and 
deeply consider the matter, and see if wc do not 
have too many of the fashions of the world con- 
nected with our church, ibr instance, when we 
come together to worship (Jod, one brother comes 
in with a fashionable coat, and ;\nother with hair 
and beard trimmed in the flishion of the woild 
and too many such things whichChrist nevcrcom- 
manded his followers. But says one, I can have all 
these things and be as humble as anv one in the 
church, but renicuibcr dear brother, it is the fash- 
ion of the world, and the world passeth away with 
all the lust thereof. Did wc not promise in the 
sight of God and man, when we were received in- 
to the church that we would renounce Satan and 
all his works. Therefore if we value our never- 
dying souls, and if we wish to 11/0 a christian life, 
let us live up to our profession and earnestly eou- 
tond for the faith once delivered unto tho saints, 
for if we only obey in one thing, we may as well 
ibrsakc all, ibr he that transgresseth in one thing, 
is guilty of all; and if a man strives for masteries 



yet is He iiot cfo'wijcVl cAccjit he .strive 'iiwfully. 
Our hxivioiir saiil, at -(Jdl; tiiite, " J am the viae, yc 
are the In'aitclies." 11' we tlieii ai'r all lii'aiiehe.s 
of tiiis one vine, vrhy do we differ so n.uich in ap- 



To Young MinisterSc 

Dc/ir Brothrr S. IT :—Youv letter »f Ffi'b. 7thj 
informiBg mc of your election to the ministry, and 
asking iivi to give yon, with other young minis- 
itii'tf;^' Ui'othren some words of comfort and advice, 
v'dUisr tlivcfugh the Vtsiim\ Ooiopanion, or Pil- 
Gur^f; of by private k»ttsr,- is rcceivefl; Bat what 
can I sai/ by way of cwtifoi-t!i»g yoti ? I consider 
a call to the ministry of the word of God, the 
liighcst call God confers upon man. Ijd this he 
your comfort. And the hope of bringing soids to 
(iod be your compensation for the labor and toil 
you may endure, in becoming an efScicnt and suc- 
t'cssful miuister of Jesus Christ. 

In reference to giving advice, I need only tell 
yon I am a poor adviser, and )'ou will not be dis- 
iqipointed if 1 can give you but little.- It is pe- 
t.'idiar with those whom God calls to sjieeial duties 
to feel themselves unqualified for the discharge df 
tiieir duty. It was so with Moses. He had a 
lieavy tongue, and was slow of speech. Saul, the 
f;on of Cis, hid himself among the stuff. Isaiah 
f^aid, "Woe is ate, for I am lindoile, liecausC lama 
jiian of unclean lips.^' And Jonah sought exemp- 
Jion in fligh'tj t%c. And no donbt 3'ou, too, feel 
your infirmity i it is well we all feel so. Ourde- 
jiondcnce is in God, ami the more we feel it, the 
licrirer wfi dntw to hinl. Of this j'Ou need make 
yourself no unnocesssry trouble^ however: E.ter- 
f.ise an unshaken confidence iu his jironHse^ and 
mistrust not of your ability to do that which the 
Lord has laid upoii you. In his name and strength 
go on and tlo 5-onr duty without fsjiir, or misgiv- 
ings as to the resiilti 

Jjut thiidc not that God must and will do all 
{he work without your co-operation. A ministe- 
I'ial prej)aration i.^ necessary to insure success; you 
must emplo}' the niCfins he has sanctified for ydur 
Jiclp to become a w'orkman approved of God, one 
Avho needs not to be ashamed in rightly doing the 
■svord of God. These meaiis arc prvhite prayer ; 
reading and cftrefully studying the Scriptures, hu- 
^iiilitv-, willing obedience, and practice. Secret 
]>rayer, in s[)irit and fervency of soulj must be 
much engaged in. Ask the Lord for all you 
want, and don't let him go till he blesses you, and 
if like with Jacob it go till the day break. Head- 
ing and studying the scrij)tures for improvement 
and knowledge must be zealouslj' persevered in. — 
Concentration of the right on the text is necessa- 
Ty to draw from it it« hidden beauties. And ia 
Order to ^c-ommunicatc your ideas to others, you 

must have both words ft'iid language. You oi'teft 
liear iiicn say, " \ knZ/'w it, i>ut I can't tell it."-^ 
The reason is, they arc deficient in words and lan- 
guage; If you have an ordinary eduratiou^ with 
-A liatin-gl flaw of \Tm-dsj and free dt'fitery, j-ou 
m;ty comraun'itrttc yoiir ideas understandingly. — 
But if this is not your good fortune it will be ab- 
s.ohtt(ily nC'cessay for you to subject yourself to a 
studious course at reading well written matter, 
either in books or papers, to attain it. And the 
minister of the gospel should have a general knowl^ 
edge on rtll subjects, and Oiight to be a man of geil- 
era? -tradirig'; Tltt' Wc^a fhst the sflccessffil hiinis- 
ter and good preacher rs the one who quotes the 
most &*'ripture, is erroneous. Never throw more 
Scriptures into your sermons than enough to prove 
your 2)osition. But illustrate your .points, and 
present its truths in its clearest light to the under- 
standing of your hearers. AKvays remember that 
you will never reach the heart of man to feel your 
subject unless you fii-st feel it 3'ourself; only that 
which comes from the heart, Aviil go to the heart. 
" The iHisbandmsii imest first be pSrtaker of the 
frtjits/' sfiys P^ttL Feel your subject, and throw, 
your whole soul into it ; have your Inind well 
filled witli Scriptilre ideas; and be always ready ; 
never repeat your words; fall into no ilnbecaming 
habit ; speak the truth and let it go. Never tvor- 
ry over the imperfcctnegs of your sermon after 
preaching ; leave it \Vith tlie past, ana thin],; for 
the next. Don't be disc'Oilr'aged if men speak ill , 
nor flattered if well of yoii *;ermon. Don't be dis- 
couraged if it didn't go as well this time, as it did 
the other time ;•^ve don't always feel alike, you 
can't tell which is best, this or that. Don't 
fret because you can't preach like some others, do 
the best yon can, and let the Lord dispose of it, 
3*ou can't tell wd>rcli one bethinks is best. 

To do tllGsG, yoU must have time, pafienee, ex- 
perience and practice, with a proper proportion of 
humble self-confidence in your self to do what 
God fequirds Cif yoil. Practice on the truth — 
Whetl alone don't only think your thoughts on 
scrip, but speak them out as iii jvreaching. As 
you ride along, let the trees of the forest, or if on 
the field, or in the barn, the beasts of the stable be 
yoiir ailditOi'. And in ten or fifteen y^&fs, lience, 
you may feel that when yoit preach you fiiUst have 
people to hear you. At least this is my espe* 
rience. I now only preach to people, and some- 
times get very tired at that. These few lines I 
submit to your consideration, believing that if yoti 
study them well, and practice on them, you will 
find some profit. May the Holy Ghost direct 
you, and qualifS' you for the faithful dischai'ge of 
the duiies whereunto the Lord hath called Toti, I 
pray in tlesKs' name, amen, and amen. 

D. P. SAYLfeR. 

T HE PI L a 11 I M . 

A Tekrific Hurricane. — A tcrrfiic liiirricane 
}iasscd bver a portion of EasL St. Lduih:, Ijctweun 
two and thi'ec o'clock on Wednesday afternoon last. 
Everything, in fact, •^vithin a space of fronit\to to 
tlirec huiKlrcd yards wide, wns aeturdly tcVil id pie- 
ces. It totally deniolli.'jhcd tiie freight depot of 
'the St. Louis and A'andalia Hull road, 800 feet long 
hy 100 ftet high; the freiglit and passenger depot 
■of the Xortheastern railroad ; Iwo fi'ciglit depots, a 
portion of the pssserigcr dt?pot and ticket dfice, and 
the large round house of theCliicago and Alton 
Railroad; the carniousc and scale office, freight 
office and part of one of the l^;eight depctS of t-h*; 
Ohio and Mississipi lload, the depots of the Toleuo 
and Wabash Railroad, and a munber of dwelling 
houses in the vicinity. A train of cars, including 
a -thirty ton locomotive, was blown from tlic track, 
alTd iiftrlcd forty fectintoa slough. A train of thir- 
teen cars, Idcicn w'itH grS^iii, Overttirned and smash- 
ed, and oritj ear blovvri ifltij tile river. 

There were seven persons killed and tliirty cr 
forty seriously wounded. It is believed a nuiiiber 
of pel'SODS are still bilried bcuisath the ruins. Tiic 
wreck and riiiii is complete, The Ijss of property 
i.fc estimated at $ 2,000,000; 

■■ xnp i j .... . 

S'PRixo. Eld. J Murray, jNlarshall eo., Iowa, 
March 8th; writes that it is quite warnl; and tliat 
the grass, grain &6. has coirtmcnccd growing. 

The deepest snowdtti'ing the winter wrts 3 indi- 
es, and laid from the lltll tB the 14Ul bf Feb. 
and gave about three days of pretty gc'od sleigh- 
ing. It has been unusually pleasant through Jau- 
Hary, February and Slarch so far. 

^\6t only is tliis the case iti Iowa., but eveiy 
Vvhere heard from, the winter was remarkably 
mild with siftall falls of snow, and at date of writ- 
ing we hAvo .pleasant spring ■weather wjlh the 
summer birds slngliig as mcrril}' as if Spring- 
time had come in all its loveliness. Poor little 
songsters! you may haVc inaiiy a shiver before 
frlve halcyon days arrive. 

The Germans have marched out of Paris, leav- 
ing the city to its own humility and mortfiCation. 
The occupation was accompanied by no pillaging 
on the part of the victorious soldievs; and aside 
from the iiiflietioii of the wound On French pride, 
Paris was none tiic worse for tlic oceupatiou. 

i The {;atiiolic almanac for 1871 states that iHe 
( 'atiiolic jiojiulati'c'n of Pennsylvania is 6.'>."i,000, of 
wliich 1225,000 arc in {lie diocese of Phila, 150,000 
in Pittsburg, fiO;0(^0 in Brie; -and 4,000 in llarr>- 
burg: There arc 7 Arclibiiihops-, 61 Bisimps, aiul 
tiirce jMiircd Abbot?, lifi'ving jiifisdictjoii in the 
United States. 

The celebrated oarsmen, i):i^,-id "^'alter ?)i-ti^*i--; 
died on Friday 'dst, in Ncwbure-. Ne^r i'l)Tlh 
liis illness was the result r!f exjiosure some ^tec'ks 
ago, ■while trying to save his floatin-g boat libiicC, 
which was d 'Stroycd by the iw; in Boston naibfii-. 
Mr: Brown was only 31 years_ofage, and Itavcs 
a w'ife.pudcliild to mourn liis loss; He was ilif a 
loiig time tne ciiampion oarsm;1t1 of the United 
States, and his arpialic contents ]i':'.r^ often beei^ 
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NO. 12. 

i IJxoBi the St. Louis Central BapiiiWi 

j' Terrible Tornado, 

1 Wediiesdsy nsffrning, March cightli, dawned 
! cloudy and a littie sultry. There were some 
i indications of rain, but nothhsg whatever to 
i cau-sc any apprehensions of an unusual oiit- 
' burst. In the afternoon, ahojit 1 o'clock, the 

gloom in tke keavcKS deepened to the south 
, and west, and there were a few drops of i-ain 
I now and then, A bi-ceze prc\'ailed which 
j was wanu iit its temperature, but tlie worst 
; prophet of evil would only have predicted a 
' passing thunder .storm. There was nothing of 
: that strange hush which generally falls over: 
'■■ nature as a pi-etaee to the unloosing of her gi- I 
! ant forces, nor that lurid light which forebodes j 
' a tumult in the sky. Between two and three \ 
'' o'clock the clouds assumed an appearance I 
i alarnung to an unexperienced eye. The gray j 

masses of vapor became ragged and torn along 
j their edges, and here and there fleecy patches ^ 
• were rent off and hurried along by some swift; 
I power. The rain commenced to fall and the 

wind rose gradually, but not to an extent to 

create alarm. j 


A few minutes past three o'clock the awful \ 
visitatiou opened its fury without a moment's j 
warning, blowing from the southwest, coming. 
up the river In a diagonal line inclining cast- ' 

ward in its advance — ^a (fcrrlble whirling ferco, 
cojwpacted m a path of about six or eight liyn- 
elred feet wi«le, and rushing o^^\•ard wit!i?iroar 
like an angry sea, ami t!ic velocity of a bird's \ 
flight. At another time }>erhaps it will be pos- ■ 
sible to collect particulars of the coming of the 
tempest, but yesterday hardly a \vitneps could | 
be found who could give a coherent statement. ' 
They all .sca.ije;? to think that it smote the ; 
earth as with a sudden Ijlow, and they knew ; 
not that it \\as coming until it was upon them. , 
They did not see it coming, but only felt its 
awful seizure. The tornado seems to have ) 
barely touched our southern limits, but to have ; 
kept east- of the city, and no very alarmingv 
damage was done until it .struck St. Louis. 
Here it luauifested its dreadful power, within 
the space of three minutes, in a manner never 
before cf^ualled in this jiart of the country, and ; 
almost indescribable. Let the reader imagine 
an irresistable air-torrent rushing ajrainst the 
frail, artificial structures of man, situated on ' 
the exposed_river bank. In a moment the air 
is filled with splinters, and fragnsents of 
all kinds. Houses, shcaii and other structures 
disappear as if leveled by the blow of a Titan, • 
or fly to pieces and arc Iwrnc along in the 
stream «f the storm. 

The East St. Louis elevator was the first ed- 
ifice ou the Illinois shore, a strouir frame build- 

T H E P 1 EG HI M-; 

ing. • The roof was torn to ribbons, and a. large 
]>ortion of it, like a hlsck iDoteor, shot liovthward 
lell and far a\vay in. tlic. riv^er. Then came thc:; 

, (Icstrnctio.n ol'othu' iiQuses-j'.eon^p.were unroofed, . 
and .ponif, Vr-^rc I'sut to pioobRjn'Si^lski-and. all, and 

, the unhappy in'nin.tes ])nricd in thc i-ulsn. Thc j 
stately steamer. Mollip Able, lying in tho E^st ! 
Hi. Ijoi-.!k. wlmrf,.1iad lier te.xas torn ofT and hutled 
^.n the river. The bridge tug " Hewitt" had her, 
jiilC't-h'ouse di.~po.=ed of in the =an)o way, and be- ; 
<'anic a w-rcolc. Tiie whole forest of fraiuc work 
over the ea?t abutment pier of the bridge was ; 
twisted up .like a bunch of -reeds in t\\c. fig-ures of 
llio Sitorm, ai\_d cru.slied down in a i)ile "oF.eliaotk 
ruin. . -liajUvxay cars and engines were dasliod down 
on tlieir sides or whirtcd off the tracks as if they i 

.were paper boxds. Wlsole trees M-ere either struck 

-^to- the- earth,- as if the t rusks had been severed.; by i 
n.eanncHi. .?het, cv.i-lfteil.b.sdily aod,. carried yards 
oway froiu Vv'li^i-e ilic.f a inoni^njr before. stood. — 
Put all tiiese destructions togetht^^, aud a hun- 
dred other-* ; Till the- air with. ti,raU/.e-of whirling 
object.s, and imagine a sky. as black a^.-iu^-:.. sfv^nied ' 
every ujonicut with tongues of ligl.Unicg and re- 
verberating witii thunder crashes, while there is i 
a stead}- roar of a great fusKing on earth, aitdsciye j 
.idea may be gained of tlie outburst of the' toi-jifdo 
on East St. Eouis. .. It ^^^as- an. a-wful scene— .gne 
never to be forgotten. .The very suddenness was 
terrible.. Here a' moment befoVe" business of all 
liinds was in. progress, and now the-s^«•llo!e i>oii«- 
lation is'shivering aghiist-, wliilc larmoil and de^ 
Htruction asid great noi.scs ri^ge all round theni on 
;,ill side.Sj nnnglihg with which is the piteous cry 
of the agonized suflbrei's, caught between timbere 
or jwessfed' laeneatli w'<!ight« .{hat «rusk tk&m. to 
death.,. So S-wifty .so. gy.dden, so ..short .was the 
stofm, that it scem.ed .like, tlie' jja'ssago of some 
<\norniGus invisible missile, t^iagging rui)^ in its 

.train. '''■-' ' :'.-- - ■■- 

i^stonishing Discoveries,. 

Since the result of Governor Arp.y's cvplorii- 
tions. in New Mexico was ma-tl'e pubK-c, thei-e has 
been no discovery of .marc interest to .the Am.rei- 
.cau archajologist than the one alleged to have been 
.inadc recently in lowfi/fcu the line of the projcct- 
, od Dabuijno ai-idMiiinesota railroad. - Tlie woi'k- 
mcn while engaged in excavating, for the road, in 
the limestone at the foot of the blniY, arc said to 
have come upon a flSt "■stone covcrecf with Sti-angfe 
characLers. This being removal tlie-r :F.^) -tii* 
way .into a pas.sag.c about fiuir icct wide imd six 
feel higli, leading directly iiito the heart of fhe 
hluif.- -.At till' distance oi't-boiit tifty iccl frcvfii thc 
entrance ;ubji!u.'r stone siinilar io the first, had. to 
be removed, . -when. aJargc-^'lianibcr revealed itself, 
cat out of t-he solid rOck, aiio.ut tv,x'u!v-ii\-c IccL 

square and twenty feet high. Thc floor was hard 
ojid smooth wliile thc walls and roof were carved 
iit'a sort of rude /yi.'<so-i'c(ii Vu, with figures of buds, 
trees, stars, serpents and chariots. TJic suiilh 
wall Wag adorned " with a represent ntiori of the^ 
3un, and inimcdialcly below this the figlire ,.>,' a" 
liiau in tlte act of stepping out of a boat and hold- 
ij.i.g in his hand a dove." ' i 

■So far the I'cvclr.tio is were not very different! 
from many previous ones in similar caves and' 
-rock chambers thi-^SHg'hont our western country. 
Biit tJte inost c\tiio»s part of the di.scovcry was 
yci to come, aiid one that woidd go far to snpji.ort' 
the tiicory of many sctanu^ with regard to tho 
physic^.l degenerations of the race. A flat slat* • 
"u the floorer the cavern being raised, revealed 
below a vault lilloc' with skelrfons of uuiLiN-'ifil s'y/.6, 'f 
the largest being-seven ffeet- eight inches high '.hi ■ 
actual nicasuremcntv. By the side of eacli skiie- 
ton was set a small vase filled Mith yellow eai-fh, 
beneath which are fbuud animal and particles of 
animal matter. ... The skeletons were placed in a 
semi-circle toward the southwest. 

Who this lost and unknown race of giants can 
have been we leave it to our antiquaries to con- 
jecture. Perhaps they werGa.l,ranch of tlwt mys- 
terious and cultivated people whoiu tlio Aztecs 
.arc said to have swept away and" u<''sf roycd in 
l-hc-rr great liiegra to the plains of Alcxico. Or 
tifSy may have been related to the gre&t; stock of 
the !!^at.;'hc^, which once held av.'ay all yjong tiiq 
?Iii;sissip.')i. — A*. Y. Tones. ... 


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Contrast Between the Eigliteous and 
The Wicked, No. 3.. 


Beliold the christian on his death Led, how 
oaliu, how serene; his soul is buoyed uj) in hope 
of a speedy deliverance, though his body is rack- 
ed in ]iain, extreme sutrering may be his lot, yet 
he says with Job, " all the days of my afflictions 
I will wait till my change comes." He may feel his 
M'caknoss, and sec iiis defects in his past life, and 
jnay regret them with sorrow, but he has a Sa- 
vioiu" who died to save him from his sins : yea 
"He was delivered for our sins, and raised again 
for our justification." He hath saved him in 
■weakness, hence will be strong in His power, be- 
ing assured that, justified by faitii, he has peace 
M'ith his God, througli the Lord Jesus Christ 
having access by fa'th into this grace ^vhcrein he 
stands, and can rejoiac in tlie liopc of the glory of 
God. No compunction of conscience, no corrod- 
ing care shall penetrate his diseased breast. For 
the earnest of the sj^irit, " wherewith he was scal- 
ed, unto the day of redemption " gives him secu- 
rity of his inheritance witli the saints in light. 
Hence in anticipation of soon inheriting that pur- 
chased possession, that bright and glorious crown 
incorruptible, undcfiled and unfading, he ciieer- 
fully Avith patience endures his pain witliout 
murmuring till his time comes. 

But the death bed of the wicked is terrible in 
the extreme, if he becomes conscious of his dread- 
ful condition ore the ebb of life. What sorrow- 
ful reflections are cast upon the conduct of his 
past life ! What lamentations aucl wuilings ! see- 

ing the kingr/fterrai- with his- iron grasp ready any 
moment to swallow Iiim up, and nothing done for' 
the immortal sortl,- yet so often invited, so often 
urged by God's faitliful ministers to come and se- 
cure au interest in Jesus. Besides says ho, I liavo 
felt the operating power and gi'acc cf God, experi- 
enced his goodness, partook of his mcL-cy, and 
liave daily enjoyed his blessing.- And, oh ! wliat 
ingratitude what hardness of heart; Avhat stubborn- 
ness and rebellious mind must I have to treat my 
God so ill, so disrespectful, and can it be jiossi- 
ble that I never will find mercy at the hand of 
God? For I -have rejected the gracious invita- 
tions, received the grace of God in vain, slighted 
his goodness, trifled with his nici'cy, undervalued 
his blessings and stifled my convictions. Conse- 
quently my condemnation will be augmented and 
the sentence of my judgment an aggravated one. 
Similar lamentations, your unworthy writer 
has witnessed. O, such scenes are heart- 
breaking to witness. Dreadful scenes and fore- 
bodings will i^orvadc the poor soul, when about to 
be launched into eternity Vvitiiout having made 
peace with God, before whom he must stand to 
answer for the enormous black list of crimes that 
are recorded against him in God's book of remom- 
l>rancc. Remorse of conscience will, like gan- 
grene, corrode tlie immortal mind, resulting in 
weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Such will be the fearful and terrible tilings that 
annoys and troubles the sinner in that critical 
hour. Whence then is the enjoyment of tiie im- 
penitent sinner in this world ? Echo answers 
whcrr'.' True, while the mind is dead, the con- 
eience sleeping, and engaged in. the device of 



■wickedness, the poor, miserable creature may fan- 
cy ilcliglit when frefjiitnting tlie lidls of vices, v'z_, 
the gambling lioiises, tho tippling slicps, the tiic- 
: atrical.iiall?, the haunts of lewdnesB and prostitii- 
;:tiou, and iij all imbroglia of injpudence and inde- 
;ceney, lint, like a delightful dreu'OJ, is nothing but 
, delusion, vaij?, aicy, antl &f i^o stability whatever, 
for it is. an imaginary delight imbrbci] into the 
corrupt mind, through ihc influence of the devil, 
,ihe father of liev., and prince of dqLi'kuess, and will 
■liltihiately result iri death eternal. Hence the 
greatest folly a id most abominable tiling man can 
engage in'. - O^ bewai'c my dear young readers, of 
, deceptiQiii, and lot not your sinful associates drag 
you, by thei'r cunning subtilih'.^ into sucli works 
pf .darkness.- Secrei societies; avc formed without 
nundjer, and som.e have ■ plausible apj>earanees, 
J)nt. the poor,- creatures ai'c led into them blind- 
folded without any further knowledge whereunto 
,it leads, than tljey advance in their respective do- 
;grees, and the deluded souliwill not find out, that 
all tiie concomitant evils are thcrcwitii associated! 
alluded to above..until too late, and irretrievably 
lost in the labyrinth of. destruction. Thus the 
yojmg, sold is, by degrees drawn away from his 
^Go.d, if not by his own corrupt nature, by the 
devil's agents to assist in leading the poor young- 
soul iicadlong down into destruction, he not think- 
ing that as soon as he is born his life is dra-wing 
,to an end, and liaving no sign of virtue to show; 
will be consumed in his own wickedness. " For 
jhe hope of the ungodly is like dust that is blown 
fiway with tho wind; like a thin froth that is 
driven away, with the storm ; like as a smoke 
which, is. dispersed here and there with a tempest, 
and passes away aS; the, remembrance: of a guest 
that tarrietji but a day; but the righteous live 
for evermore, their reward also is with the Lord, 
and the care of them is with the Most High." 
Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, 
and. a. beautiful crown from the Lord'shand, Be- 
hold. the contrast ill a nut shell! "The fear of 
the liord prolongeth days, but the years cf the 
wicked shall Jje shortened. The hope of the 
righteous shall be gladness, but the ex23eotation 
of the wicked shall perLsli. TIic way of the Lord 

is strength to tlie upright, but destruction shall 
bo to the workers of iiiifpiity. Tlie righteous 
shall never be ronic»ve<l, but the wicked shall not 
inheiit the earth. The mouth of the just bringctli 
forth wisdom, but the froward tongnc shall l>e cut 
out. The lips of the righteous know what is ac- 
ceptable, but the mouth of tlio wicked speaketij 
frowardncss. Ijct us consider fhcso thinns. In 
the next number we willl consider the thrilliiig 
: contract in the world to come. 

.Joseph, a Type of Jesiis< 

P.Y D. r. SAYLKU. 

Xu^fEI■:R o. 

And tiie famine ■^^.s spre m the land — Gen. 43 ; 1, 
In No. 4 ive left Josepii's brethren in great dis- 
tress, accusing thentbclvc*. \yit!i their sin ag^aiiwt 
Joseph in his presence: not knowing that ho un- 
derstood them, " for he sjiake unto them by an 
interpreter.'' And tiiougli lie wept over their mis- 
eries, they knew it not, "for he- turned himself 
about from them ; they have no cumfort, not even 
a gleam of light ; no ground for hope. Yet tho 
famine continues. Good orevil.^mooth or roiish. 
they must go back for more corn. ** Go again buy 

I us a little food," says the father. Ent bow can 
they go; tho man says Judah "did solemnly 
protest tmto us saying, Ye shall not see my face 

I except your brother be with you." And Jacob 
said, "My son shall not go down with you." We 
can well appreciate their dilemma. 

L'ightings without and fears within, are coni' 
uion with all penitent perishing souls. The soul 
that oomes to Jesus must foi-sakc all, take up his 
cross and follow him. No Benjamin, 'no hdovc<l 
iiJdf no darling sin, no self-will dare be left be- 
hind. Except a man forsake all that he hath, he 
cannot be a disciple of Jesus. " Thus soith the 
Lord God ; Let my people go." But " Who is tho 
Lord," says Pharoah (tbo carnal mind) " that I 
should obey his voice". I will not let them go, 
"The carnal miud is in enmity against God, and 
is not subject to his law, neither indeed ean be." 
Hence the conflict. God will multiply his signs ; 
he will increase the siunoi-s' troubles; ho will plead 
with him till his conscience condemns him, and ho 
becomes willing that not a hoof be left behind. 
.'Vt last it come to such a pitch thjjt tJiey cculd 



lioKl otitiifJnMi-c!.' '""Israel said if it )ii>isi bo so 
now, do thi-s: TulcO of the best fruits in the land 
ill your vessel, and curry down the iniin a px'cfcerit, 
u little balm, and a, little honey, spices and myrrh, 
nuts and almonds. And take double i»oi?cy in 
. yoUr hand ; and nioncy tiuit was broifgU't ;iga;in in 
tiie mouth of" your sacks. Take also your brothor 
p.nd arise, ffo ajtsiu unto the nian. And God ^^1- 
mighty give you mercy before the man." "No 
soul shall appear empty before mc," saith the Lord. 
The sinner in his need and distress, nniint .■Jtck 
a!j:ain, and afrain.- until he finds, knock until it be 
opened to liinj, a^k until he receives griJce to obey 
l:be trafh. He must nut oifly reproach himself 
Ibr his sins, and disobcdienee in the hearing of Je- 
sus, but he must bring an ofl'ering of the best 
fruits lie has. An humble heart, and a contrite 
spirit is an acceptable offeriug, a sacrilicc which 
tlie lyord will r»oc despise. Tlic body tijat giveth 
;i living sacrifice is very acceptable unto God. — 
And "to obey is better than sacrifice, and to 
ncarkeii than the iiifc of rams." He must come 
with a mind, that, " though lie slay ir^e, yet M'ill I 
trust \n him." If [ perish, I will \ierisii seeking, 
and confessing my sins to iiini." He must make 
returns of gratitude to the liord for what he has 
already done for him, " Tiike the nioncy again 
ftnto tiic man that was in the sacks nioifth."-^ 
Take double money Itesides itto'llic man. Double 
your diligence, double your liumibty, and repen- 
tance, and make him returns ibr all the good he 
has done you. A iid, " thc.ugli the lig tree shall 
blossom, neither shall fruit \:v, in the vine; the la- 
Sorers of the Olive shall fail, and the fields shall 
yield no meat;- the flock shall be cut off from the 
fold, and there shall bo iw herd in lire stables, yet 
I will rejoice i» the Lord, I will joy in the salva- 
tioo," iuust be thfj uccdy, seeking penitent feel- 
ing. " And God Almighty will give you ui-ercy." 
.f'.Ajid tjic men took that present,- armi they took 
double money in their hand, and* Benjamin Avent 
down, and s|ood before J (.-scph. .Sud when Jo- 
seph saw Benjamin with thtiiy, he said to the ruler 
of the house, bring, those men home, an<l«lay, and 
make ready,, for those u'cn. shall dine with me at. 
npon." Vy^ich the penitent, needy soul coines to 
J{;suS with a b.rokpir heart, and contrite spirit, ;nl 
oftei'ing to the Lord, making acknoivlalgemeut for 
'brmer mercies, bringing his Benjamin (his all) 
'Vith him, tlie door of mercy will be opened to 
Mm, and '* I will sup ^\ ith liiui, and he with mc," 

[ " Bring hither the fatted calf, and kill -ity and" ht 
' ws QSt ftiid- be n^YVf" -But JtU this' Iriglstens but 
the more. And the. men Vvcro afraid, beaiUse they 
were brought, into Joseph'^ home.' The promise 
of salvation, and the rcnlifesioi'i of s'ins, and the 
gift -of the' Holy Ghost, upon condition- of faith, • 
repentance; and baptism"',' has alarm'^d'many, vei-y 
many souls, Viho fbrcc'themselvos to believe less will 
do, Keas'oningcvrdncously of God's metlnxU. — 
Sb^then, " befcatree--t)f 'the- iironcyu'otitrned in our 
"a'cks-are Vi'c brought in, that he may take us for 
bondmen." ■ ■ ' ' ' ■ ' ' ' ' 

A:!td tlfey caniie near to the stewvud of Joseph's 
home, and -tlrey ■ communed with him at; the 
docT of- the houfSe.-" How nslufal for thesin- 
distresisectsoiii to tfOiiuuuuc with the ininistcrs' of 
tlic gospel, the srcwards of thcclrfireh of God'in-' 
to which Jt'su':"* invite:3 thcin to come, to be feasted 
and s-aved. .' 'Many a si?d tale of dislrcrss and'an- 
guisli of JrO'ivl has h^n whispccd into tie 'cars o't'"' 
the lliithfVil stc\*^a)-d, who with' liic pvoniiscs of 
God, could .'juy, " Feacc be to you ! f'earuot r your 
God liatli given you treasure in your sacks.": — 
" Aiul tlic nicii brought thw men into Joseph's 
Imdusc/' Brctlirc'n do all you can to bring the. 
sru-distressed siitds to Jesus lor salvalion ; jiroach 
stdvatiou to them in iiis name; comfort them with 
tire C'o'inf&rt of his'proniiSo'; hold them u]) before 
CJod in prayer. " When Joseph came, they broun^lrt 
Inm the present, and' bowed themselves to him to 
the earth.'' 'Giving an humljlcd licarl, and a- 
mock spirit, with a ijowed- down soul is sure to' 
liervail. When Josepii saw, " lie entered into his 
chamber, and wept there." Jesus wOpt over Je- 
rusalem, and he wej-'t at the grave of i^azarus.- — ' 
His tender heart is still i'he same. " He is touched 
with the fbelings of onr infirmitiesi" ■ He feasted? . 
tham, ■ '•■He sont messes unto them." (J)bserVbj " 
he sat with theiii atthe table. " He sat by him- 
self." Though the siinicr is blessed and encour- 
aged in his efforts to <-ome to Jesus, anil enjoys 
some seasons of refreshing, he is not in tlie king- 
dolu of God until he is bol'n of the water, and of 
the spirit. Then only has he the ynomise. That 
where he i?, there also sb'ail his servant.': be. "Anil 
in tire evening he c-aine and sat down ;vitii tJie 
twelve." " Yc are liioy which have continued 
with me in my tem[>tafions. And I appoint un- 
to vou a kingdom, as my father hath appointcci 
unto mc, that jou may '.at and dnuk ac roy table 
in my kingdom, aud. sit on thrones judging tha 


T H E P I L G 11 I M 

ivelve tribes of Israel." To attain unto these, 
the glorious 5il:)€rt!C9 of tfie fliildren of God, the 
sinner must be trorougl)Iy Juiinblcd. Joseph 
blessed his brethren ; he wept over them, yet thov 
Knew not the man. The worst is yet before tJicui, 
8cc next No, 

-<k.<«^ — ■ — — 

For the nif/rin. 

Will the Heathen b3 Saved Without 
th3 Written Word? 

DiJAE PjLGRiM:— I thought I woul J }>en a few 

thoughts on the above subject, as it is one of con- 
siderable importance to know whether the hcatiien 
will be saved without hearing the Gospel-preached 
to th.eni. 

Our Loi'd, beforfi he ascended to heaven, said to 
his disciples, " Go into all the world and preach 
the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost; teaching theiu to observe all things 
1 havG commanded you, and lo I am ^Nith you 
aiway, even unto the end of the world." 

In consulting my dictionary I find the v.ord 
heathen means a l)agan, and a pagan means a 
worshiper of idols. This is the first .delinition of 
the Viord given. Now, Avlieu examining the Bi- 
Ulc, Vf-e fuid God's judgments pronounced upon 
fhosc that wor&hipcd idols at that time. 

Tiic second definltkjn of the word is gentile, and 
I'aul says, " they have uo hope and are without 
Ciod in the world." In Abraham's day there was 
a distinction made in tlic human family. They 
were divided into two clasfics, the on* were culled 
Jews, and the other were called Gentiles. The 
laws of circunicissiou were by God, comrasudsd to 
Abriiham, and througli him all the nations of the 
earth siiovild'bc blessed, tlicrefore he cireum- 
ri.sed, and all that' pertained to l?im ami this i.^ the 
oriuiii of the Jews. Theji all that were born to 
them v,crc Jews Iw birth, but had to undergo the 
iitc of eireumcission to be properly iuiiiattd, and 
such as were born Gentiles could become, l>y tho 
ccreTnouial rile, Jews by adoption. Thereibre 
tJ-.oy wei-e no more called Geatiies .but Je.vVi'.— 
Tho;5 thai wois notr.clrcUKitiseil -remaiiicd Gc-ii-- 

tiles. This la-v remained in force until the com- 
ing of the Messiah, then it is said he came to his 
owu and hia own received Sum not, but as many 
as received biiu to tbeni gave he power to become 
the sons of God, even to them that Ijelievo on his 
name. Here wc see a preference given to the de- ' 
sccndent of Abraham, the son of God,~revealing 
his heavenly Father's will to them first, that law 
that was hiddeu from the foundation of the vrorld, 
and one of the firet principle^- of that law is faith, 
which ife required under the Gospel in all circum- 
stances. .Paul says, "without faith it is impossi- 
ble to please God," and, "faith is tiie substance of 
things hoped for the evidence of things not seen," 
and again, " faith couieth by hearing, and hearing- 
b_v the word of God." " How shall they call on 
him in whom thtyhave not believed, and how .shall 
they believe in him of whom they have not heaixl, 
and how sijall tliey hear without a preacher, and 
liow shall tley preach without being sent?" John 
the Baptist, " preached the baptism of repentcnce 
for the remission of sins," and told his hearers that 
they should " bcJievc on him who should come 
after him," which was the Messiah. -AVhen he 
came the first of his preaching was, " repent and 
believe the Gospel," (faith and belief are synony- 
mous terms) and during his sojourn on earth, in 
all his labors, his object was to impress the minds 
of people that faith in him was required, so thai 
the object desired might be attained, which was 
the salvation of man. No wonder we, find the 
record of the commission before he left, seeing ,l}(j, 
had the good of man at heart. It was not his 
purpose to always stay here, yet he intended the 
great work to go on which he had begun, there- 
fore he said, " go into all the world and preach 
the Gospel to every creature: ho that belicveth 
and is baptized- slirdl be saved, and he that lie- 
lieveth not shall be damned." He says, "all 
power is given to me in heaven and on earth," 
and 1 have a right to send you my disciples to 
fulfill Uic work whirh I have begun ; but twrry at 
Jerusalem unJil you be endued with pow'er from 
ou high-, which was brought soon after. Tho 
comriiissioa wai liiveu Oij the <'redt and iaoaiorii.- 
blc-day cf peuLecoil, Till.. pjD'.'icr was ciljibiled- 



by t!ic, Apostles in .a very miracuious nwHHpr, so 
tlicy coaltl preach to tim great, throng buforc tlioin, 
ivhich WIS composed of men 61" rtU luifioiis, lan- 
gbugos '.aftt! tongrbs uudci" iieavcif; • The words- 
wliich foH .iroii! the lips of Peter were bv;all ttn- 
dcrstood in their native tongue, aud coidd by each 
one be carried to his native lanti, and there be told ■ 
!)y liis brctiiven, and if theyfililed to (to it t1ic 
iiuilt could not have boeu ths,Ijos'd's or the sApos- 
tjjCj'jj,, .For if. the law^prcviofialy givcn;.eo.Hld have 
given life, vcriiv righteousness . should have been 

uj) a case, and sec iiow that stands in the light of 
jusliee. " TUcrc fr:iS;»i certain in<ui- in Ce.scrca tailed 
GorneHns, a cchturihn.of'tlie band called the Ital- 
ian liaud, a.deyoiitenrdii)- that is one- religiously 
inelinedj and fine that feared God Avitfiall his 
house, wliiel; g^aVc nuiMi ulnVo to' the people, and 
praye(l' to Gori always." Now f'us «ian was a 
heathen, or a gentile, bnt-liad ^^ofc the knowlcdgu 
of the Gospelj but did all' he knew and -a-as de- 
vout — \vas as good a hedthefi as you conhl findou 
record'.'- it was necessary tiutt he'sluruld be more 
fully iasa-ivcted- iii the ways of the J^ord. There- 

i)y the Law. Eut the scripture Lath concluded 

;ill under sin;that the promise by'iaith of Jesus ! fore an angel was dispatched tohini Viliich said, thy 
Uhrist might be given to tlicni -that believe, JJut 1 prayers and thine alms are come up for a nienio- 
beforc faith come, wo were kept .under |hc law, j- rial before God. He seeing in him a winingncss 

to save liini, saw projicr to instruct Innr by saying 
through his angel, send ibr Peter that you may 
hear words: -from him whereby thou and thv house 

b'hut u[) unto the faith which should a'ftervrards bo 
revealed. AVhercfc/rc the law was our BChool- 
usVster to bring us to Christ that wc might :be 
justified by faith (Gal. 3d chap.) the law served' 
'.('ntil tiic seed came to whonV the promise was 
made when that tiriic came. Then were the peo- 
ple no more under the law, but could become the 
eliildren of God by taith in Jesus Ghvist without 
undergoing the rite of eircumeission. I^uke IG : 
I G, says, "the law rlid the prophets wore until 
John, si'ac'e that time tfie kingdom of God is 
preached through the Gospel.'' Tins shows us the 
lime when the gospel dispensrvtion commenced, 
and the law ceased. 

•The human famiiy is Etiil divided into two 
<?itisses, but dilfei'cntly distinguished. They are 
now called believers- and unbeliovei's, or saints and 
t^iiiners. Jesus says, as. recorded by John, " I am 
Uio doox : by me if any man enter in he shall be 
saved. •'"' Here we find' an opening by \yhieh we 
may get admitti^nce- into th'e fold of Christ by 
tiiitli. Again he says, '' cthar s1;eep [ Irave wiiieh 
lire not of this fold ; them I also must bring, and 
they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one 
fold and one shepherd." The design of God was 
to bring lite and immortality to light by the gos- 
pel, "therefore he seiit his Won iijto tlie \vorld 
that whosoever bclieveth on hinv should nut perish, 
bht have everlasting life." ilcre is no distinc- 
tion niadfl-. All have «n equal ehanecto enter jir 
by, the door into sheep fold. Obsefvatior? shows 
(0 us a distinction, but it wus notljie design of God. 
>.lan himself has made that distinction when he 
vrrtually says "I will not have this man Jesus 
OJirist to reigu over me, rather than become en-' 
lighten jd. in. the ways of the Lord I will roakcnjy 
bed in hell. 

Again it is sometimes. asserted, God is. sncli a 
merciful being he could not punish man in his 
ignorance, when he knows'g of his' law, 
living iu a heathen land where the Gospel lia.s 
nayer been preached, and where man has no means 


may be .saved. - AVhy all' this? ijccause it was 
ncces.sary that he be made acquainted with tho 
Gospel ai)d leaTH the conditions of salvation, which 
v/erel'ullyinaniicsted-.through the .sermon preached,. 
By Peter, seeing the lioly Ghost given to him 
and his household, ^^-as an evidence of Jds faith, 
which, -when hcsaw, he was compelled frcimasenso 
of duty tosay, who can tbrbid. water that thesC' 
.should not be baptized? — seeing thev 
God, _ , ' ■:.', ' 

it was evident, llie way was clear, the door 
could now be opened, and he had the keys. They 
were given him by the Saviour when he .saidj '•' I 
will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven 
and what thou shall bind on earth shallbc loose'il 
in heaven." ilcre was an opportunity to use the 
kej-s-,- and he did use them on this occ;ision, to let 
Cornelius and his household into the fold, which 
were the first of that class that were aduiitted un- 
der the Gospel, that w-d had any account of. 
.In Kcveh'.tious 22: 14, we find the words 
" blessed are they that do his comn-iandments that 
they may have a right to the tree of life and may 
enter in through the gates into the city, for with- 
out arc dogs," and a whole cafalogue of characters 
wbit'li a?e ^outside. Those inside were -called 
blcssdl,- those oiitside not.- The general tenor of 
the Gosjicl requires us to enter into the fold, and 
if not in we shall tiirc like ifie ante-dehiviaits, 
v.-licn the'flood comes, ^vc shall all be drowned.— 
" Th'e like ii'j-urc ^vherc iiii to "baptism doth also 

$f learning the will of God. M"c \\\\\ 

\v.\\ bnn 

now,-save us." . ' ■ 

The llevelator, when lic saw the great number 
"whieli no man cou'd number of all nations, kin- 
dreds and people .■'.nd tongues stand before the 
Ijamb, clothed with -white robes, and palms iu 
their hauds,^and .said to him, these are tlicy which 
come out of great tribulation, and have washed 
their rob-^s and made them white in the blood of 
the Lamb," he does not inform us that he .saw 
anv heathen.- ihoic, Cif.oi.Cit; Woit-'^T. 



F(rf the Pilyrt/ii. 

How Sfeall we Have a Pure Ghurch? 

Tho Saviour said,. "Verily I say unto you 
whatsoevijr ye sliali bind on earth, sliall be boHod 
in heaven, and v/l>ats>ever ye shall loose on earth 
shall be loosed in heaven," 

WecaiMiot for a monicBt doubt our Lord's hav- 
ing had a cliurch en- earth, and that he still has 
his chui'ch, and peculiar ;^x;ople,. uut^il he comes 
jvgaio Av'ith power, and great glo^y,- there \yi{! be a 
senuiant left. ''^Yc are the salt of the earth, and 
ii'tlie salt Ii a ve lost its savor, wherewith shall it 

be salted/' 

If the ehiMichy or kingdom trf' heaven on earth 

tcccffics so analtcialcd that it lefts its purity; 
its afl'ects, and its heavenly powers, then our con- 
dition will be a Ixid one. We regard the Ckiijvh, 
the true aad only church of God, as the salt of the 
earth, and \vhen it ceases to have a stifficiency of 
fcho salting qualities,- let its mjmbcrs Ixj what tliey 
raay, it is then that titiw will surely cease to be 
The Saviour, in speaking of his socoiwl eonaing 
riays, " shall he fkid flvith on the earth ?" as much 
as to Siiy,it will be very setwee, the salt will be' 
very nearly exhausted, or' will have nearly lost 
its savor. Then how necessary that we look after 
the purity of the ehurclt aa^ a body, aad also as 
the purity of our own souls and bodies, lor we as 
individual asenibcrs make up the ehu-rcii of God- 
Let ;is .seperately and prayerfully coasider the 
matter, whether 1 or you or any of us are adul- 
iej'atliig the intended purity of the Lord's cluireh or 
kingduu^ on earth. Tliis is wortii oui; attention, 
ior if we look welLt&>OKi" way of going, and ex- 
ftiuine and judge ourselves according to his holy 
\vord and will, it is then that Y,~e shall be happy, 
whether in this world or in tho wfrrkl to «on>e, 
"And Jesus said iiMto them,'y I' ody u-iito 
you, that ye which have followed' nie' in the' re- 
generation, wdien the Son cf man shall wit in th-e 
throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve 
thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. MatL 
19 : 28. And again, "' I>o ye not kndw' tlat tlie 
saints shall judge the world? and if tho world 
shall be judged by you, arc yc; nnwcrthy ti/ judge 
the smallest matter^: ? know vc not that ye shall 

judge angels? how Jnuch more things tijat pcr- 
taiji to this life," 1 Cot. 6: 23. AgsJj?, "For 
what have I to do to judge thesn svlso that are. 
withont, do not ye jadge tliein that are within, 
but theijj that are without Gofl* Jratlgeth." 1 Cor. 
5 ; 12, IS. And in the same ehaptw, 7th and 8th 
verses, he says, "purge out tl-Msl&Jc the Oifc^kis vera 
that ye may be a new laoip,. as ye are nnlcavcned, 
for even Christ our psissover is saeriiseed for us. 
Therefore let iis keep the feast, not wsth old leav- 
en, neither with the icaren of niaiiec and wicked- 
ness, but Avitb the unleavcnetl bread of sincerity 
I and truth." 

I I «lo not dcera ii n«ccssasy to fjuotc more scrliV" 
; ture in fwll, to prove the power given the church 

I or kingdom on earth, but shall brieflv refer the 

... . ' 

' reader to the following scriptures, viz: Matt. IS • 

1 17, Titus 3: 10, Matt. 16: 19, and 2 Thes. 3: 
6, 14. I might refer to many other scriptures, 
hut w'il'l not, for I have that conhdence in tho 
Lord's pcojJ^e st clMU'ch-thafe there is and will bo. 
enough on all occasions, that will be contfoled by 
the word, by the gCKxl spirit, and by good will int 
our brothc)', sister and fellow man, that will not 
judge rashly. Jt would he rash to judge aftes 
our. carnal nature, but let us judge righteous judg- 
ment coiitrollad by the word of Gofl and the spir- 
it he has given us in orsr regeneration. " Judge 
not, that ye be uot judged." Matt. 7 : 1. Vie 
think this scripture more applicable to' individu- 
als an^not so much. to the church, as also other 
scriptures, Luke 6|: 37, Horn. 2: 1, and 1 Cor. 4:' 
5^ But in neither should we judge carnally or" 
rashly, whether it be th'c charch or individuals;- 
but after the word of God, which is righteous- 
judgment, for we fuid in tho same chapte?, "How' 
that ye shall kntJW thtntt'by their fruits," ih&i' 
of course we must judge from appearance; Wc 
e-an see their walkj and heas: tljeiir cc-rivei-sation,. 
"Out oi' the abundance of the hcpst, tlve mouth; 
spealieth, aiid if '©ui* walk and conversation he not' 
something like ' thatf of>' our Saviour, meek and' 
lowly, we may say tht" fruit is not'' very good. 
" I have confidence iu'you through the Lord, that 
yc will be none otherwise minded, but he that 
troubleth ■^■c^ shall bear hi^^ judgment, .whosoever 

T HE PI L G R I M . 

I a 

hehL^Pmto theXial 5: 10. Also, "but I s., j tl,at wJ and iUo d^u..uZ^lZ.^,\,i..r^.,a 
unto you tliat whosoever is angiy witli liis brother | burning ]igh(-. 

without a cause, sluill be in danger of tlic judg 
inent; and whosoever sliall say to Iiis brother 
Eaca (or vain fellow) sliall be in danger of the 
founcij." The Saviour says, ye are the 

light of the M-odd, (meaning no doubt his church, 
his people,) and if your liglit be a briglit one, all 
will see it and l)e !)eiiefited by it, in ihe church 
and out of it; but if it be' a dim hght, or a bad 
light it will also be seen, and have its affects, 
^J-hich of course will not be good, for if that light 
that be in you bo darkness, O, how great is that 
darkness l Then is it not tl;e duly, and isjt not 
ni the power of every eluvrch to try (by the help 
of God's word, which is power) to keep as bright 
a light as- possible? Then the (|i.:csti<;n is,, 
liow shall we do if? Shall we let all grow 
together, until the great iiarvest of the ^vorld, 
and then the Lord sepei-ate ? Or shall we as a 
church take notice of evil appearances? The 
apostle tells us "we are to abstain from all ap- 
pearances of evil." 

2s ow the necessary conclusion is this, that when 
vfc as a eliurch see that the walk and conduct of 
any member is a bad light, and that it is injuring 
the cause of Christ in the church, or out of the 
ehurck, let there be appearance, or real, it is 
the d.l^fy of tlVafrehHrMi- to- remove that appearancfi 
or real evil, if it possibly can be dojie, and the 
sooner the lietto'.-. 

In conclusion my brethren-, how great a- duty 
tfic church has to perform. " Whatsoever ye 
shall bind on earth shall be bound in licaven, and 
whatsoever ye slwll loose on earth shall be loosed 
ni heaven." Look a« the ibllowing scriptiu'es : 
Matt. 1^: 19. J 

Believing as we do that■^^•e are members of the 
only true church of God, are we doing our dutv 
in keeping that bright burning light, and having 
it well trimmcxl, and euongh oil, keeping up thai 
good appearance, that other men may see our good 
works, and glorifv our Fatlier which art in heaven .' 
VV'hen we look around us, and sec the thousands 
and tfiis of tlionsands that arc hastening to their 
graves in sin, and without knowing of the faith 
and doctrines that wc hold oncerning the will of 
our blessed Redeemer, my brethren, wt must 
conclude that we arc not doing our duty. I f^ar 
that we areluke-Avarm, and that we are not awake 
to the great and' important duties devolving upon 
each and every one. The minister first that he is 
not preaching enouglr pitblicly and: privately in 
walk and in conversation. And whcreis tlie pri- 
vate meral)er? Is he, or are they doing their'du-' 
ty ? Are they using the eftorts spiritually that 
they are using in things that pertain to this world ? 
A,rc they using tlieir influence in walk and con..- 
versation to show each and every one that tliesaf-' 
-ation of our own souls, and their soul salvation'" 
is uppermost, is first and foremost witli'ns, mnV 
that our motto is to first' seek the kingdom of 
ht-avon, an<l then all things uecessary shall be 
added, are we doing this ? If not, wc "are not do- 
ing our duty, and when the Lord shall,. .-.Tnk 
wc shall be weighed in the balance, I fear we shall 
be wanting, ^'ouiis in brotherly love, 

— ■^'•*- — 


Death is no respecter of persons. Sooner or la- 

oni 20: -l-.i. Knowing this tt-r it ',-il!-visIt every family in the land.. No dif 

then, that if wc act in harmony with the word of 
God and are coi3trolled by his good spirit, that 
what wo dc^ on- earth is also d()ne or sanetioisod in 

O; how pare wc ought to try, by' tfle hdp of 

fcrcnce whatstalion in lilb we s(:uid in, we nuist 
lie one as low as another in that naiTow cell— the 
cold, cheerless grave. There lif the young as wel I 
as the aged, remindij»g us that the young as Well 
aJ3 the aged must die. 

O, how maiiy graves there are that mark the' 

Jesus, to keep ourselves and Uie chuvch ; each andS •', , 

«vo.y n,en.ber ought to be concerned fbr the puri- k";;; .!^n ' 1 ? ""'m' ' "^'"' '" "' 
ty of the church and Ibr (hen.scK^s, and to u.e h ' ^f '-;" ^'^ "•-'^!- -'^"-l-'f- 

their iall.ence to keep down evil .pp arau J, :;:';;;"''^-'^' ''"'''■ ""^ "^'^'^ ''^'^ ^^ -^'' ^'- 


Til E r I LG R I M. 

Wo have uo continuing city licro. Init tlicrcis 
fi" liKiveuly iiomc a lioly city, " otoi'n:il in tl^e hcuv- 
eii.-." Wo' *ll kave a desire to go to that home. 
'X'hcrc the separation of fiiends will never be 
'cnown. Tliei'c no sori-ov.' can come. All will be 
happiness, and we shall forever praise Ilim who 
redeemed ns and called us into his service. 

. We know not how soon we may be called upon 
Iq exchange time for eternity. Many have gone 
before us and afc tryiiig the realities of another 
world, rerhujiss before tiie close of the year we 
liiitj be luuubcred among them. Time alone will 

Oh! the grave, the grave! What a subject for 
jiicditation ! There are buried those to whom we 
Vv-erc bound by li thousand ties. Tiiore arc these 
ueso often held sweet converse with, and wc call 
iQ our minds, so vividly, things that transpired 
wh.ilc they Mcrc with us. If we had spoken aii 
unkind word, or given an angry look, we will now 
:hink of it. iriow gladly v>-ould wc ask their par- 
don and express our regret, but they are gone — 
gone ; resting beneath the silent clodt-ofthc valley. 
Then let us set our affections on things above, and 
not on the things' ofthh car'ta),: for , they are 
t'ransitory. E\-ery day brings us nearer to our 
"■'raves. At every tick- of the clock, perhaps some 
one is called away from earth. We all know we 
must die. Let us all j reparc to meet our God. 
Some may be waiting for a corivcnie'jit season, ard 
that season may never come. How sad to thjuk 
of dving unpiepared. Youth is the time to scryc 
fhe Lord. Tut it not off. Take up ycai cross. 
Vv'hy should wc be ashamed of Joshs, that, dear 
IViend, on wdioni depends our hopes of heaven, and' 
its happiness'.' Co-MK. 

Mauy E. Good. 
'WujjucdioroiKjh, Pit. 

I without work, and thy mind fronr cherishing wick- 
■ed revenge; for the man vrho works rightccus- 
1 ness obtains a gootl reward j aiid the man tliat 
I does sin, suffers ptriii'slimenj^.. Tfo not injure tl)^- 
soul by wrath and clrvy. IJb not consign thy souf 
to hell out of a false ir^odesty or shame. Ask 
God's blessing and keep" thy heai't cheerful, and 
tlioii shalt obtain of the Lord an increase of his 
goodness. Always, and at every time trust tliou 
in God alone, and malce that beloved to tliyself 
which is increasingly profitable unto thee. Labor,; 
and sacrifice thy life fortlic thing vidiich is of God. 
Meditate on virtue ; do not mediti,'.te on sin ; foi' 
a man does not live forever, therefore the tiling 
that concerns heavsn is most benefiting thee.-— 
The Christian. 

Wise Words, 

,' , ' "■! ■•'■ ■ ■ ■", ■ 

. Avvisc niLii" understiinds a good work from the 

be>nnuing; but aTo'oI^ "o'nly when it comes to an 

end. Seek the counsel of wise and sensible men, 

of learned men, of intelligent men, and of men of 

s-'ood disposition, and be thou their friend. Keep 

'thv hands from stealing, thy feet' from wauderng 

Juflgmcnl is but a curious p;>.ir of scaTfs, ■ . 

That turns witli tli' lumdrciltli part of truc,or false, 

And still tlie more 'tis us'd is won 't abate 

Tlic subtleness and.niceness of its weight, 

Tntil 'tis false, afld will not rise nor fall 

Ijiko those tliat ape le!S artificial ; 

And therefore students, in their WJ3'S. of judging 

Arc fain to swallow m'any a senseless gudgeop, 

And by their understanding losQ , 

rf's active faculty with too much usg ;. r, 

Foe reason, when too curiously 'tis, spun, 

Js but the nest of allrcmov'd from none. 


mimm department. 

A Beautiful' Sabbath= 

Last Sabbath was giic of uniisual loveliness — • 
a perfect picture of Spriugtitie in all its glory. — ' 
O, how vre do love Spris>g— -^niture's resurrection 
liiorn. The morn bursted upon usia allits beau- 
ty, without a single . cloud to intervene between 
the orb of light and our miindane sphere. 

Our appointmetit for worship, for the day, was 
at Goffes Eitn where we. resorted and, as usual, 
found the lipuse too small for the accomtnodation 
of the goodly people >vhp had ceiigicgafed to feast 
on the bread of heaven. How we do wish wc 
could have comfortable houses to worship in. — 
Hope the time may soon come when we niav be 

T ]I E 

P I 1. G R .[ M^ 


ciuihlcil to sit undur the di-o'i^viiig.-? of tlie Sanctu- j 
;u-y without being piiifhcJ and crauipcd /o ynch 
an extent that the spirit of d«'-votiou is di-iveii 

(Jur experience lias been, aft?!" a raiisy Sabbath, 
a week of contributions. Our Ijrctlircn ixnu sis- 
tei'd being dctaijicd at home on aeeount of bad 
weatlier, devote their time in jireachiiig witli tlsc 
])cn, but after a pretty Sabbath, is our time to looic 
lor au increase of subscribers. If such be (he 
case, may we not ex[)cct morctiiun an ordinary 
sii«r<?ase after a Sabbatli lii^c the one just past? 
We have thought, if tlic h'abbatli was as lovely 
cTcrywkere as im Pa., of hiuKlreds and thousands 
of Gad's Ciiildrcn congregxitcd frr his worship 
I'hrougliout tl'c kiid — of ttc pkadings and pray- 
ers for tkc salvatiOH of siimci's and of tJio th.ou- 
saiids yea, millions tliatstiijwi oist^deof the fold, 
starving jiiiit because they prefer to fiervesitan and 
die, ratiier than love Jesw-s and live. Jt does oc- 
<.'ur to us that there should be greater eftbi-ts made 
ibr the convereiou of sinners. Our fakh is not 
manifpstcd in praetiee. Gnr sympatbics for huMi\ii 
SKff<'rings seems to b« unbounded. There is no 
sacrifiecthat we wouklbc unwilling to make tosave 
our neighbors and friends ffoin a cruel death, or 
tlie biiruing iflanics, but how Is it that we are so 
Hnconcerntd wiiicn the ijnmortal soul is at «takc, 
in danger of an eternal death ? Caw we rest l;iac- 
tive and unconcerned, while we sec sinner-s sro be- 
ing lost, eternally lost for the want of the bivad of 
life ? May «ic'L,ord help us to awaken to a greater 
sense of our du-t}- — cry aloud and spare not for the 
time is short. Jx-hokl I come quickly and ^vho 
bhall be able to stand. 

Pii-^rim Por $1,00. 

'J'hose not wishing the volume complete can 
have it from Apr. 1st for $1,UU. We now have 
about four hundred post offices. Fr«nj every of- 
fice, if our dear brctlij'cii and sisters would make 
a little cfibrt, we migUt get one more, and many 
uui do muc'i better. 'Will notour readers _try 
nnd help us just that nuieh? Please try it. •On- 
ly $1,1)0, aiidthat may be pai'.i at ;i!i\' time dur- 
K'l'i' tlie vcar. 

AVe have about two hundred sinu'lc subscri!)ers 
Vy" ill not each of you be agent fir us nnd send us 
one name? J3y so duing ran vvill oblige Uo and 
do file jjeisbn a favor. to wliom it is sent. 

Tlie PiiaJRIM is better suppljed with good cojiy 
nov; than ever before and its character is such 
tliat it can be safely recommended to every body. 
Please give us your aid — all put your shoulders 
to the wheel aiid see how s-oop. you can roll in fbr 
us 400 or 500 new names. 

For the pist you have dui'' grateful tliiinks, foi' 
tlie future we kindly solicit your fr^ciHlly co"-cf}wf- 
ution. ^Vllo comes first? V^e Gin yet fiupplj 
those wishing full sets, with back Xos. 

Our Visit. 

.According to arrangements and no provideii- 
tiai iiiierferenet', by the time our next Piixumm 
reaches our readers we expect to be with our brethren 
in Somerst co., Pa.j en a miesionoflove. Forsomo 
time we have had a d«sire to make the aequaiit- 
tance of our brethi'-en in Somerset, but thc~ way 
never appeared open before. With br'o. Furry asi 
pilot and co-laboi'er, the brethren uia^^ expect us 
svceordin<r to his arransrca.eriic. 

I) T !■: D . 

rwTCIviiiWI;! Mix'-linnioslnu-g-. Cuinbcviasid co., Pa.. TUar. 
1st, 1«71, HANNAH iUC'KER. cUuiaiitcr olMolm Gock- 
1.7 ilcoensoi); in the (i'lO.i year of her .age. Funeral serv- 
ices by the writer IVoni I'lob. It! : It. 

NEISLY — la Churehf.ow.n Lower Cunibciliin'.l District 
Pii,, Mavcli rth 18:i, DAVID AliTIirU NEISLY, sec- 
cud soil of onr fellow iiibsrer bro. David and sister An- 
ivd Nebily, ag-ed l.") venrs, fl months, .Tud 21 days. Dis- . 
ease Pr.eiunonin. Funeral Ecrviees Ijy the brethren from' 
1 Peicr I : 2-t, 25. M. ilil.i.KR. 

PETERS— In tlifJIajvle Ovovp. C'»nn-r<?f,-3non, Ohio, Feb . 
22iKl t^Tl, LOflSA PICTERS,. dau,i.htiT of bro. Wn-.. 
Peters, aged 8 years. 7 months, and Ki days. Disease 
Scarlet, Fever, Funeral services bv (he writer i'nur. 
Mark.-): 3!), 40.- 

TKACV— In tlie Maple Gr/ive ('oi!:;;reg;>t.iou, Asldaud co., .: 
Oliio, i*ister CINTIIY TU.YCY, consort of friend .Tohu' 
Traey, Feb. 10th 1871, aged .^r) years, 10 months, and 23 
days' Disease Dropsy. Fuueral services by the writer.,. 
. ft-om 3 Cor. 5: !, to a large and t^llc'-'ilive eoncoiirso ol' 
pe>T5>le. ■\V^t. S.\di,eu. 

ROLLICY — la liSc .'TeaverCrwl; Brat: h, Itoekingham co., 
A"a., Feb.20;h, 1S71,.sisier EI.IZA13ET1I P.OLi-EY, iu' 
IheSod year of her age. 

^he was a member ibr many years, and a few days be- 
' fore she died she called for the elders and was anointed. 
■ She io'ave.-a large connieliiiu oi !i lends aiv>i reiai!on< tS' 
I ijioaru Iheir low. Fuiivi'a! service-, by thu brelhren. 


T II E P I L G II I M . 


Letters to the Young, 


I Tit is lK\pi) yoLi desire do not neglect tl 


euUivation of the mind. Kecji your minds well 

l>ortaiicc of viesving God and his goodncsH in the' 
light of nature as well as in the light of the gos- 
pel. Thougli I a?n well aware that you fully ap- 
preciate the love of Grd in his creation you cannot 
iail to see the beauty of the gospel, \Vhen you 
look -at cultivated nature learu soracthirg about 
the advantages of a well cultivated mind. I 
cannot pass a neglected garden or an uncultivated 

sniiplied with pure thoughts. WIk'u tliev enter , . ,. , . , . , , 

. , 1 ., ■ , xi" I -n ! l)ateh ot coca without tiunkmg how it hkcns the 

your niiud regard them as ])riceles gems that will ; ^ , , , . ■, P , 

one day be wovcii into diadems of glory. Du not 

siiBl-r unho'y thoughts to dwell in your innnortal 
minds. Ifyon do yon may be sure they will result 
in your uiihap[)iiiess. Sin is the cause of all mis- 
erv- and unl!ap[)iness is miseiy. 

untaught and uncultivated mind, 

F. Jf. S-VYDEK. 

How to Maka Friends, 

On I i\\\f is just fine I " said Grace Hale, as she toss- 

If it v,-erenot for the necessary cultivation of th(! , cd the large, red apples into the basket while her" 
body, that we should have a good ]ihysical | brother John shook them off the tree. "This is 
btrucurre to contain a buoyant and energetic mind, j my tree," continued little Grace; "ilither gave it 
qiir hapjjiness \Vould depend entirely upon tliecul- to me the very day ho i>lantcd it here; and I am* 
tlvation of the mirul. And who does not wish to to have all tl>o apples that it e^-er bears, and I woii- 
be happy. The- whiskey vender or rum seller, as dor what I had better do with them this year?" 
well as the poor and unhapin- drunkards, who "Oh that s nothing" said John ;"there are plenty 
spend their money, waste their health, and ruin of ways to get rid of them. They are worth a dol- 
ihelr character, willi maiiy others who fall victims lar a bushel and thera vrill bo as many^ as five bush- 
lo vices, commit crimes of the most degrading na- els oi> the tree; that will be iivc dollars, and thou- 
ture all wish to be hn[)py. Eut alas ! Tliey ai-e 
seeking misery instead of hajipiness, treasuring up 
sorrow instead of joy, and bringing upon th.cmsel- 
yes the wrath of God, insteatlof seeking^ hismercy.. 
Their minds are left to the workings' of untaught 
nature. Their minds arc iniiiore and, unholy, and 
liow can they be happy wlien happiness eaii btif 
come from a pure source. Our thoughts will eith- 

}-ti'cftii bny i>t"esenis for your brothers, you know." 

"Ye^, 1 know that would be very nice: but I 
am sorry to tql I .yioir tlmfc I can't gee i t j ust that waVj- 
John, sijUd Gmcej. smilingly'. 

"If they were mine," said her Cousin Charley,' 
just as he began to eat a nice large one," I should; 
have them" made into. Cider ;,aijd saveit for winter. 
Cider tastes good in the winter time — -I'll tell yoi? 
now it dt)es.''_ .. . ;.•■■, ' ., :- ' ■' ,. 

"Yes, Charley, that's .true, "said Grace-" but 

spring would come^ and no one would know tliat 

I- ever had an apple— or at least, no one Nvould' 

not hinder evil thoughts from coming into your' think any thing about it. I. v.'ayit these apples to~ 

er defile us or niake us h 


" Evil .thoughts. 


says the Proj)het " defile a num." Perhaps you 
have read this in your Bibles. Truly it is a say- 
ing worthy of your attention. You of course can- 

from comii.g, 
minds, but do not lot them dwell there. Dismiss 
all impure thoughts, and let nothing but pure ones 
I'enuu'n instead. There is plenty feed for thought, 
though some is of a very inferior class. There 
are words that blister the tongue, and there are 
thoughts that destroy the minil, but such thoughts 
arc allowed to feed on poisonous food-. 

Your minds young as tirey are susce-ptiblc of 
the most gloiious thoughts. Ivook around yoii 
upon (!iis wide world an-d behold the wonderful 

be "smenAered." 

"I'll tell you ivhat I would do with them," said 
her brother Howard, as he heljVed her toss thenj^ 
into the basket; "they are so mellow, they would' 
make such fine pies; Iwoi>M give them all to moth- 
er and she would make pies for all of us ; then I 
shouldn't be bothered with them any mora." 
"Oh, yes I sec," said Grace i" yon boys are in for 
liaving everything for yourselves, I.gitess you 
dor^,'t think of any body else ; and besides fihis, motli- 
works of an all mightyand all wise God, and you | er h^s apples enough, as good as these." 
-.viU be made to tremble, wonder and adore. 1 After thinking a few minutes, Grace continued; 
Would impress upoii your young minds the im- j "Yo'.v I have just thought what I shall do with 

THE P I L G K I ]\I , 

f •^!; 

tlieui. I will take some of them to poor iiunt Hall' 
uiio lives down in tlic hollow ; and I ■will give 
some to Sarah Green's mother ; and thcie are eth- 
ers I can give some to, and I guess my apples will 
1)0 remembered ; and it may be I can make some 
good friends that way — who knows ?" 

After thinking a little more on the subject, Grace 
Raid : " That's just what I'll do. I will make these 
poor people feel well, and then they will remem- 
ber me for it." 

Gi"ace did just as she said she would, and, sure 
enough, when spring came, those poor people were 
her best friends ; and in after years some of them 
became rich, and they continued to be her friends. 
^—L'it/h' Wdhhman. 

A Home Jewel. 

A Mothci' speaking of her home-jewels, called 
one a ruby. She says : "It was a happy day when 
sweet mei'iy little Grace was sent to bless our 
hooio, and fill auv hearts with perjietijal sunshine. 
Just five years old, she has done more in her short 
Jife to dispel sorrow, and give each cloud however 
dark a;)d threaten .ijjg, a silver lining, than many 
who can count their three score and ten. A real 
Jluby, giving out a warm, rich light, and cover- 
ing all around with a rosy tinge, that hides a mul- 
titude of faults and troubles. Shine on in our 
Jionsehold, that all souls coming near j-ou may. 
grow liuppy from thy nearness." IJltlr iSoti}er. 

__ __0OERESP0NDMOE. ■ 

Bros. Urumhaitgh : — You discover that 1 am 
slow, very slow in writing — which I account for 
us follows: the condition of my general health is 
such, that I think it most prudent not to write 
any thing by candle light; and my circumstance 
are such, that I have not much time to devote to 
writing: and filrthcrmorc, when I cxaraiuG our pe- 
riodicals I find we have brethren who are niore 
competent, and perhaps more favorably situated to 
write than I am, hcnce^I do not wish to intrude 
upon the columns of our periodicals, 

I will here take occasion to state to my fellow- 
pilgrims, that I consented to bcconje a pilgrim in 
my youthful days, and noiwitiistanding I have 
passed through some trials, and aflictions, yet I 
never could consent for a moment to go back again 
to " the weak ai)d beggarly elements of the world," 

and altlioiigh I never got along as. fast as soiuo 
pilgrims, yet, 1 occasionaljy enjoy comforts and 
consolations hy the way, which I never enjoyed 
before I became a pilgrim ; hence, I feel encour- 
aged, and feel to encourage others also, to \tve^H on- 
\vard"toward the mark of oar high calling in Christ 

I will now write a few lines by way o? A/Ici/oj-'/. 
Some 20 years ago, there came to where I am stay- 
ing, a pilgrim by the name of Vi.^i/iv^ he has been 
cal'ing here ever since. Sojnc yeai's ago another 
by the name of (.'ohijxipion called here also, he 
has continued his visits regularly, ever since once 
a week; since then another by t'le nan;a ofPrr,- 
GKi.Af, has been coming nearly every week,, and sev- 
eral others have called since. It is as you know, 
a trait in the character of the Pilgrims, and wo 
arc so admonished by the pilgrims long ago,, to 
"be careful tocutertajn strangers," hence, f have 
tried to entertain them all so far, and find theni 
to be peaceable and quiet, (with some little e.xcep- 
tion.) And although tlie entertainment Ihcy rceeivo 
here might be considered very poor, yet I have not 
heard one of them murmur a word about it. 

Ay bother I shall be able to entertain them anv 
better in the future, I am not prepared to sav, 
but this much I do know and feel, that I cherish 
and hope I may ever cherish a gratofnl remem- 
brance for their kindness in visiting 'me, and affor- 
ding mo the comfort which they do, and also the 
satisfaction of knowing how my pilgrim brethren 
are doing throughout our wide spread Brother- 
hood. And although I can do but little towai'd 
i'cnumeratiug them for their brotherly kinducss, 
and labors of love, in thus visiting me, yet I hojio 
when tl;p." Good Saniaritan "comes, Iir ii'i/l pv/ all. 

Yes, ViVf dear fellow ])ilgrims, this hope often 
inspires mc in njy weakness and infirmity to leave 
my home and my family, and forego the e.'vposuro 
privations, laboi's and trials, which necessarily fol- 
low in the life of a poor pih]rtiii. 

I have long been, and still airj introducing thoso 
pilgrms (who visit here) to my neighbors, and 
.some of them have found many acrjuaintanees, since 
thoy first came to where I am staying. 

As my communications seem to be so me.'igcr, 
and long becwccn, I have thoroforc not numbered- 
this. The days are lengthening, hence, I may- 
send you something more before long, (if the good 
Ijord will) — ^1 remain yours as ever. 

. • Ax Ol!' l'n.<a;iM. 

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P 1 j.(i II I u 

JJ,_/ir l^ili/rii/i : — Soiuc time last year we noticed 
tliat a nicctiiig was held l>y some of our brcthrcri 
ill (lie State of Indiana, anii that, that meeting eon- 
fhuled, " Tluit the time has conie tliat it v.^as 
r.ssary to have a college, or high school amongst 
the I'rethi'cii." At onr eonneil in our district \vc 
consiflcred the matter, and unitodly sent to onr 
J^istriet Meeting the folUnving : " Y\'hercas, certain 
jirethren in Indiana think the time lias conic that 
it is neeeasarv to have a college, or high kcIjooI 
among the Brethren. Therefore resolved in coun- 
cil, in the liOwer Cumberland C:iurc!i Pa., tliat I 
;that lime has not come. This or something like 
■it in slibstanee, we took to tlio District Meeting 
'of Middle Pa., otiier queries or remonstrances of a 
■Biniilar nature were presented. Our clerks .brought 
'the whole in shape ofarjnei^-, as in minutes of 
;j\Iid. i district of Pa. 1870, (iuery 5, conccnang 
the ])roj!Os(d college, or liigh sehcol ; Answer. 
:Thc brethren composing the Middle District of 
Pa., do opjiose the establishment of a college or 
Jiigh school in our church, but take no exceptions 
■to it as an individual enterprise. Tiiis Vwas rcfer- 
■red to Annua; creeling. Xow the (juestiou witli 
many is, what lias become of this query? The 
'.jneetinn; sent two delegates to A. M. One of tliem 

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says he does not kno-w what has become of it, a re- 
port says it was floored or tabled, can this be so? 
Tsvcnty-three churches legally represented, and 
'their delegates uniting in a query and answer \vith- 
oVit a dissenting voice, and that to be fabled or 
floored. I hope this may not be so. But why is 
it not on the Minutes of A. M. of 1870? There 
is something wrong 'somewhere; Let the delega- 
tes of the Middle District of Pa, as well as those 
Hvho were sent to A. M. consider, .and as " Char- 
ity thinkoth no evil, "wo Vi'ill wait and see. But 
my object in writing is not' so much to discuss the 
^)roprieiy ofa school or no school^ but as the 
school is in progress, and tlie nianageVs have sent 
out their Circular^!, and in them, it is said tliat 
the school is under the auspices of the German 
Baptist or Tunker C;hviroli, 1 with many other.s, 
have wondered vi-here those dear brethren get tlie 
axithority to saddle this thing- on the church. 

The Middle District of Pa, is a part of the 
church, and it did not give th? authority. Last 
A. Meeting did not do it, at least not a word of it 
in last years Minutes, nor have I found it in any 
of the Minutes of previous vera-.:. Is not a school 
a literary liistitutior. ? And it hfty lie of a tempo- 

ral nature altogether. "Why then connect Churcli 
with iL?_Vud if some brethren think tliey must 
liuvc a sciiool, wi;y not use their ov-:rt nanic, instead 
of German Baptist Ghiircii ? Suppose a brother 
v,-ould write a book, and give it Lhe,'fitlc''of"'''''l'ho 
Discipline of the old Brethren, or German Baptist 
GliiU'cb," would onr brcthi'en approve of this ? I 
think liot. 'Well the "Jews require a sign, and 
the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ 
crucified; the race is not always to the swift, neith- 
er the battle to the strong." Then dear brGtlire!\, 
let us not run too first, for it stands written," Thou' 
hast hid these tilings from the wise and prudent, 
and hast revealed them unto babes, even so Fath- 
er for so it seemed good in thy sight." 

But some of the dear brethren think as our o])- 
ponents are so well endueated, uderslanding tlie 
different languages, &c, that our children, and 
even our ministering brethren, should also have 
this advantage, to be able to comjiefe with them. 
But how many of tlie learned of the.^ctay do we 
fjud that agree? And is there not iiibre danger 
that tills Vi'Ul hfivea tendency to divide us, than to 
iiiiite us? And tltose wiio think we oijglit to be 
equipiied with an understanding of the original 
hanguagos, or a classical education before we are 
able to combat with the enemy, should think of 
little David, and pray with Peter, "Lpi'd increase 
o;ir faith." Then brethren, still go in the name of 
the Lord, and go irUeruiff^nnd if you should ]iavc 
only a shepherds bag, a sling and a few pebbl'q£ 
out of the brook, that will do. If we fail the 
fault will be ours, for God has promised to give 
unto his servants a mouth and M'isdoni which tlic 
gain-sayers can not resist. Think also of a Gid- 
eon, v/ith liis three-hundred men going with trum- 
[wts, lamp an(l empty pitchers, and what a liost 
they slew. God is the same to-dav as he was then, 
I might go on and write of the first disciples, John 
on the Isle among the beasts &c, but my breth- 
ren know these things. But where is our faith, 
or in what is it, is it in a classical education, the 
wqkIs of man's wisdom, 04- is it in the power of 
God? I in love remain your Avcak brother and 
well Vfieher to the cause of Olirist. 

Moses Miller. 

3Ieehanicsbu}:g, Pa. 

Speaking I1-.L— A good word is au easy o.bli- 
gatiou ; but not to speak ill requires only our si- 
leiicOj which costs ijs. nothing. 

T II K r I L (! U I TnI 

An Impostor, 

Jjfiir T"il<jrini : — Wc ;u'e quite frccjuciifl}' warn- 
«1 tliroii"li the cohunus of oiu- iw.uer.s tn bi!\vareof 
imposters. We think we can give a sketch of one 
of the greaiest impostcrs kuowu^iicn'. Oil t!ic eve. 
of Feb. 8th, a straiig-ercarao to tlie Iioiiso of my fa- 
ther, statyig that lie Vvias a traveling agent selling 
Uankriipt goods for n firm in Englnnd. He sold 
packages which he calle-1 forty -five dollar lots,com- 
posed of cloth, calico, autl muslin. Home places 
he sold Lis lots for forty dollars — boasted of hav- 
ing sold a great quantity of goods to the ErethixMi 
(or Dunkards as he called -tliem) and others. 
through jMorrison's Cove, from Williamsburg to 
iMartinsburg to the amount of several thousand 
dollars. Of the names he read from his list I 
remember Jscaring that of Snively and a widow 
'Sraitii near WiHtsmsburg, also bros. Quinn 
and ]\riller of jMcAlavcys Fort — had quite a num- 
ber of circulars of the " Universal Galda for Cut- 
,'lU)g, Garments,''' and very much reconimcuded it. 
The cloth goods had a good appearance at first 
sight, bi,!.t upon .a Utile examination it was ascer- 
tained to be iio'tkiiig Iiut .eassinette goods]nianufac- 
turcd for the sole purpose of ijiiposition. He also 
carried with him "Genuine Kirgli^h silk dress 
'jjatterns" which he offered for twenty dollars a 
'pattern. At eaeli end of tlic piece for an inch it 
■Jiad the appearance of silk, the rest cotton. He 
gi'tVc liis name Michael Began and sakl lac <:^ 
"from five miles w'cst of PhiladeljshJa — has ttie 
Irish brogue, but asserts that he as a native of 
^imeriea,but says his parefflts are Irish— ti'a vols wJtb 
''horse and buggy, is of a very gentlemanly ^ppear- 
■ance, and no doubt is well adapted to his pro- 


'Wo' think it would be acivitL\l>k to all, not to 
give such a person patronage ii: the least. From 
wiiat wc liave already learned/ there is no doubt 
t-hat, he hf.s ftooiled the country v,'i-th Jiis trashy 
goods, and robbey man}' a persjn of their money, 
Wc shuuld lik<e te know if any of Ih.o b-vsothreH 
can give us any information concerning this per- 
gojisige, as lie is no doubt a " wolf in sheG[)'8 
clothii^g." IMUiiKjjsli^rq, P-'i. 


The Bistrict Meeting iijr the P^a-stcni Histrict of 
3Iary!and ^■\'\\ be held in the IJgnnorc ai-iii ofthe 
iiush C.Vcck Church, on Tuesila\', the I lt!i day of 
April, 1S-7I. It is expected that not only llje 

[delegates, bnl uH the nishojis, Elders and Dea- 

j eons of the lijstrkt will be presinii. The Bretli- 

I ron at Bush Creek oxteiK! a cordial invitation to 

all the member*; of s;uil District, wlio may desire 

to attend, aiul tliey also request tlie brethren to 

come to tise neig-hboriiood ou the evening before, 

Philip Boyle, Cln-/.-. 

Tiic District Meeting of ^ortlicru Indiana and 
Michigan, will be held, by (.liviac permission, at 
the Solomon's Creek Clnux:h, conirnencing April 
27th, 1871. Brethrcji and sisters coming by rail- 
road will stop at AriK»!ds strjtion % of a mile from 
the church. Jks'^k Calveut. Clerk. 

District Meeting of Soiitliern Indiana, 
held in the Fails Creek Church, Ileni-y 

will be 
miles East of JMiddlctown, . April 7th. Those 
coming fVojn the \\'est will stop at Jliddletown — 
from the East at Honey Creek station. At both 
places they will be met with couveyances and con- 
ducted to phicc of meeting, 

David K. Tektkr. 

Please announe through the PiLGin.M, that tlio 
District Alceting of Middle Ind. will be held in 
the meeting-house at Lancaster in Huntington 
CO., on the secoad Friday after Good Friday. — 
There will be eoHVcyances at Huntington the day 
before the meeting to convey those coming, to 
place of meeting. Samuel MuiiaAY 

The District Meeting of IMiddle Pa. will be 
held, the Lord willing, on Monday, May the Stii 
at the Spring Run Meciing-house MifHin co., Pa. 
Those coming by 11. Road will stop at ]Me. N'ey- 
town. D. M. HoLsixGER, Cor. AVy. 



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Italian Bees for Sale, 

'Pn-:-e lialUu'Queens at lu-ices to .suit evei-ybody. Eii- 
^S^e ^-een-t^t'aiaip for circular and price. Aildre«?, 
3-1 2-4 w B ox 22, Lowistown. :Miltlin Co., Pa. 

Fi'uit Goltiire for the Million, 

A !iNii(l-b"ok. Iirius a Guide tn tin Cidlivaiiou .■iiid 
.Manascmciit ot Pi-ulL Trees. Dtscriplinn.s of llie bebt ^■.1- 
rieiie;*, and how lo treat lliem. Ill'.almtciL ti'cut I'rom 
this otTtcc. ]io^;-i'aicl-li': '"-,',00. 

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Or Tlio I5il)liral AccduhI of Mini's Ch-raUoii, tested by , 'J"'= '^^"I'.V, 
Scientific Tlieories ol' liis Origin and Anlici.uity. By Jo- j Per Dozen 
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the image of God: The Origin of Sran--Progressivc Order 
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Humiin Society.:— The l-'aniily Founded in Love — Mutual 
Adaptation of tlic"S«xes. 


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TYc have made arrangements to have for sale this val- 
uable and interesting woi-k. We have had a number of in- 
ciuiries in regard to the book, snd for the benefit and ac- 
commodation of our patrons ^ye now offer them for sale. 

Outside of the Bilile, there can be placed in the Jiands of 
the yonng, no safer or more interesting vrork. N6tonly is 
il read with interest by the yonng, but the old sainted father 
will the account of Pilgrim in " Doubting Castle," or 
the " Slongh of Despond " with glowing interest. 
• The productions of the Bedford dreamer has been the ad- 
miration of the world and few works have ever command- 
ed such a universal demand — Everj'body should Bun- 
yan's Pilgrim's Progress. 


Trine Immersion. 

A number of responsible advetisements not conflictia,!; 
with the design of our work will be .admitted on our out- 
side pages on the following terms: One insertion, 1.) cents 
a line. Each subsequent insertion 13 1-3 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements 10 cents a line. Local or special 
notices 10 cents a line for one insertion. Longer times at 
a reduced r.tto. 


Discnssion ori trine immersion, liy letter, between Elder 
■ 15. F.'ftioomaw and Dr. .J. .1. Jackson, to v.iiich is an- 
nexed a Treatise on the'LoExl's Supper, and on the ne- 
cessity, charaeter and evidences of the new birlli, also a 
dialogue on the docJ.rine of non-resistance, by Elder B. 
F. Jloomaw. Single copy 50 cents, 


I hereby inform my ]5atrous and all o'hers, that I am now 
prepared to rear an}' desired iiutnber ■ .'f pure Italian Queens 
dor sale the coming season. Those wishing to procure 
them can he Eiupplied at my Apiary. Price, igS.SO each. — 
Directions for introducing them will be sent with I 
each Queen. Address Daniel Kagarice, Kew Enterprise, ! 
Bedlord Co., Pa. ■ ^ Feb. 1, 1871, tf. ' 



The Spring term of this mstttutionfor both sexes wil i 
begin iVIarch 20th, 1871. A class in Didactics will be or ! 
^anized for the special benefit of teachers. For further I 
particuiars, address, I 

i . O. W. MILLER. A. 31. Prei^ideni. , 

BorjiBo:,', IsD. : 

This rapid'y increasing CiiiiisTi.\x PEiaonicAT, has met 
with seruch univsal appro^'al, that we are much encouraged 
to continue to make our weekly visits to pilgrim homea 
bringing with us such news as may be for their good and 
spiritual advancement. 

The Pii.gkim, as heretofore, will be devoted to Religinu 
jNforal Reform, Domestic News of the Church, Correspond- 
ence, Jiarriages, Obituaries, &c. Also an outside or secu- 
lar department, devoted to Cuop REPonxs, Agrickltork, 
and IIoHTicui.TURAl- Items, JIaukets, and a Uccord of 
all emits and occurrences that may he of interest to thegener^ 
al reader. It will be burdened witli invigorating food for 
the soul, aiming to be trulj^ C'hristian, and having for its 
purpose EssEKTiAi. Bible Tkuths. It will advocate, in the 
spirit of fuce and libcrti/, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of pea^e and unity among 
us as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim on hi.s 
waj' to Zion ; the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
i of our children carefully avoiding everything that may 
j have a tendency toivards disunion or sectional feelings, 
I The Pii.oRiM will be published on good paper, new type,, 
and in good st^-le, and will be issued every week. 


Single copy 1 year, $ 1. 23 

Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 12, ."iO 

Any number n-boye ejcveil at the same ratf. 
Address, H, B, BRUMBAUGH, 

James Creek, 

HnKTiNGDOX, Co.. Pa. 
IIOTV" TO REMIT.— Checks or drafts for large aanonnts 
are safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, 
are also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can bo had 
it may be sent in registered letters. Small amounts can be 
emitted by letter, if put in earefullv and well scale 

H. B. & Geo. BnuJtBAuon Edilom. 
J. B. BunuBAtTGH & Co. Pa/jli-ihem. 

Ei-D. D. P. Satltsk, Double Pipe Creek, Md. 1 
Eld. Leonard Fourt, New Enterprise, Pa. ) 

CoK. Eds. ! 

VOL. 2. 


NO. 12. 

Italian Bees. 

We wish to call the attcntiou of our readers 
to the advertisements of brethren Kagarice 
and Heddhigs and their Italian Queens. Any 
persons wishing these bees should order from 
them as they will be honestly dealt with. 

The Italian bee was first found among the 
Alps iu Switzerland and Xorthern Italy. They 
are of a striped golden color, q,nd when pure 
have generally three yellow stripes or bands 
ai'ound their bodies, under or back of their 
wings. In 1860 they were first introduced in- 
to the United States, since when they liave be- 
come great favorites among our Apiarians. — 
That they have decided merits over our com- 

and the prospect now is, that I shall have to i 
feed all of them except the Italians." 

Italian Queens may be introduced into good I 
colonies any time between the first of Slay and ; 
November. Any person purchasing Queens 
from either party will receive directions for 
introducing them. Every person keeping or 
intending to keep bees should have a copy of 
II. A. King's Bcc-Keepcr's Text-Book, in 
which will be found any information neede<:l for 
tl'.cii' management. Price 40 cents. 

Bee Management for April. 

I i 

Iicmove the absorbing material from over | 
the bees and cover the openings in the top bars, I 
mon blaek bee is an admitted fact by those j to confine the heat and promote breeding. Ifj 
who have tested the merits of both. For the old hives need repairing or cleaning, remove \ 
information of those unacrpiaint.ed with them, '. the bees and combs into new ones. Leave out 
we give the opinion of Wm. Langstroth, one of I drone comb. A stock without brood at this ! 
the leading beekeepers iu the United States. ' season is probably (pieenless. Build up weak \ 
He says : " If we may judge from the work- 1 stocks by feeding or by uniting tliem with those j 
ing of my colonies, the Italians will fully sus- t'lat iire qucenless. Siiould a weak stock be 
tain their European reputation. They have j uearly overcome by robbers, sprinkle flour up- 
gathered more than twice as much honey as the j on Ihem, and if they are found to belong to a } 
swarms of the common bee. Tiiis honey has I strong .stock it may exchange places with the j 
been chiefly gathered withiji the last few weeks, 1 weak one. During this month and next raise 
during which time the swarms of common bees i common hives early iu the morning and destroy | 
have increased- but very little. The season the moth-worm, at one escaping now may breed i 
hare has been eminently unfavorable for the ;^ progeny of Innidreds by autumn. In these \ 
new swarms — one of the worst I ever knew — cxamination.s look for immature bees upon tht> 

■ - - .—^ yT^'-i-.-a=g.V-c.^ 

T 11 E Pi LG 11 1 IM 

bottom board. Feed liei'dy stocks lioiicv or syr- 
up till flowers become' ]>leiity. Pitt n|> bo.xcs for 
■wrens. Trausfcr l)tes iiiio iiiov:ible-coriib bives, 

b'eihs careful cVt to chill fhebrcoB'. 

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Graftins' is now in season, and will he jnitil the 
trees are ~in blbbm. "Cherries and piutus atiould 
be attcnde<5 to iit once, "THei-e was ho other fruit 
so Ha3ly negfecteti in pur.-GUnt^ as Qic pherrv. Un- 
til 6flatl», -those' Svho had a gocd ' siipply of the j 
'black and red ^klorcllaici, and the coTOmon sweet 1 
cherry 'tiiOilght they had ail tliat could be desired 
in that liiiPj but those who have become accus- 
tomed to the Governor, wood, Elton,I^ar^•ey, Yel- 
low Spanisli, and a niiniber of other improved V3^ 
rieties, vei'y reluctantly take hpld c/tJ;e common 
'Horts. ''Chen;!es aie niost "succe'ijsfi.jUy changed by 
budding, biitiiiav be' grafted as readily as apple | 
if done at the right time and' wiUi proper care. "" 

'^\\c scions should be cut befiwi the buds coni- 
jnencc "swelling. If tliis eanixit be done they 
should be cut lihmodiately bcfate grafting. 

When grdfling,' make the edge of Bic cion a 
little longer tjian, is usually made en apple and 
Avhen placing it' in t;h6 oilieV stock, sot it slightly 
in a horizontal position so that the f ap of the 
scion crosses the sap of the stock. Tliis is tlie se- 
cret in cherry grafting. Plum gmfting is rather 
a stubbori) business, and requires considerable care 
and skill, and should b.j done as early as possible. 
Ajiples ahd Fears' can be grafted |}y ^ny person 
t'hat can use a saw and knife. The ( ])eratiou is 
so siiiple'lhat iVo person should allow a tree of 
inferior fruit to grow up unchanged. Thfe i)?()oess, 
is so' *:implethat we suppose' cvcrytcdy to undoi=- 
'Btaiid iJ.' • •■ . ■ . ■ '. 

sixteen inciies deep. It sliould have Ijeen si%.i 
ijiclies. \ 

Pon'l dear sister, who made the nii.^alic. Some- 
times we jpake them and sometimci; ihey are 
made bv our contributors. 

g. Fw j:llen-bivROKr : "We have no " Fruif 
Qiilture for the MVIlion " c-n hands, but have or- 
dered and ^yill be here in a fc\x davs. 

r>. C. SwADT.KY ; Sma)l amounts or any tljing 
r.nder $2.00, carefuljy put up, and proj>erly dP- 
rected, is at oiir ris!;. Yours was not received, 
but we lose it. 

1">. ('. MoaMA\i : \Vin. Thomas' jiamp i.s oi^ 
OUT list and his paper lias bc«.n senf regularly.— p 
Whcre is the thnlt? 


liiditors of the Pti.rmrM — Please arjonnee in the 
Pn.GKi.u that the l]istricL Meeting of Middle Pa^ 
will be hold two miles from ilcveytown at Hnrinij 
Run jMeetino'-house, Snriiio; Kun comiresrution. 
Delegates and other i)rethren will stop off at i^Ic- 
voytown StiVtion. We e^pcvt scnie' Ijrethren will 
arrive ou the Gtli of May, and on the 7th (SiYuday/ 
to have preacliing at the j>lace of council; and 
ISIonday 8th -for council. We do not intend tq 
have a Ijovefeast at our Council fleeting. 

Ell. Joseph 11, IIaxawalt. 

J&rafting Wax. 

A v^TV good article isiuade by tiiking one pai^ 
rosin, oiie of bees'vax: and two of tnllo\y-^melt j 
thorcur'lily — siir wel'l dm! tiien pour into a vessel j 
of cold water.' Work th'o' v/aicp ont and it js^ready 

'lor u^S:'''-' '■'■*■ ^"i''^'-'- ' ■'-■•■{"■ ' ■ ■ 

Personal. j 

Efttte a. "BwyKKS wiiihes to correct a misiake '• 
\n Pil'/riin No. S, page 95, where it is saTti that 
s'..c walked lo meeting' cue night through a snowi 

Please announce tliat the Tiistrlct Mgeting iij 
Western Maryland will be held at the Manor 
Meeting housj Washing!^on co., ]\Id., on Tu6s',la\- 
the 2oth of April. 

We hope the delegates will be ]>resent and, as 
many brethren and sisters as may feel disposed ti, 
b'c with us. )JAvri) Ia)^:. 

• 'The District iMecting for the Eastern Distriet of Marj-- 
!;m(i Tvill lie 'icld iu the Lignnore arm of Uic Bush (.'roek 
tJluircli, on Tuesday, the I'lth of A].i-il, isri. Ii is expeet- 
Ofl t;«it i;al o.L.l> the delegates, but all the "bishops, Eld;-rs, 
and Deacon.^ of the diftritt will be present. 

Pim.ip !"!oYT,t:, Cierl.: 
The District Heeling of Xaiihei;n Indiana and }»Iichigan. 
will be lield iu the .Solomon's Creek ehiirch, commeneinir 
"April QTth. ■]>rcthren and sisters conting by rail road "will 
stop Cv'-Vi i.olds station ;; of s li Jk ftcni >1ki v''"""'''"". 

■•■ ■ ' ' [ ' JKSSE f'ALYKT. 

Ill the Palls C'retk churx.h. Ileury Co., '3 miles East of 
Middletdwn,- April' jth. TlK,se coratng from the West will 
stop at Middletown— frrnr the East at Honey Creek station. 
At both places tliey -wilt bo met-*itli cbu'v'ey.iiices and con- 
ducted to place of meelitg. • ' 

• ■ • • PAYTD K. TEETEn. 

Please announce that the District meeting of Middle Ind. 
"tvilf be held in flu- iiieetin"-4iouse at Lancaste;- in Hunting- 
ton CO., ou the'seeon'd Friday atYcr Good ■Frid.iy. There 
Vill 1)6 c mvey.ances at Huntington the day V-.cfoiO Uic meet- 
ing to convey those coming to place of meeting. 

H. B. & GEO. BHUMBAIJGEj Editors, 

J. B. BEUMBAUGH & OO-^tublishera. 

XOU 2, 




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NO. m 






The Rebellion of Korali, 


Eeiiiir awavc that many arc iiiidcr wi'^'iig i^ii" 
jH'cssioiis about the cuuse of this rcbellioDj I deem 
it expedient to try to remove tliia impression, 
IjGcause we aio sometimes bhimed for not under- 
standing scripture, and make wrong a.p]!lications 
to suit our peeuliar views. Aud if I eaa give 
]ight by positive scripture truth, I hoj)c those who 
preach to tl)e pontraiy will bear with me and 
abaadon tlieir idea, seqrclj tlie scripture and rather 
learn these than learn fpom one ajiother. The idea 
generally held forth is, tliis rebellion was on ac- 
wuut of tlie fringes witli ribbons of blue, the 
children of Israel were to make on the borders 
of their garments, to look upon it as a remem- 
brance to keep the cmnmandn^ents of the Lord. — 
J'ut here we do not find an iota tiiat any objected. 
In the next chapter wc have the history of tljc al- 
luded rebellion ; consequently, they tha,t h-cld that 
idea, connect the tv;o chapters tojj;ethcr, and lose 
sight of the true Civuse jiositively declared in the 
sixteenth chapter of Xumbers. There is,liowcver, 
HO immediate connection with the former chapter. 
If wc believe scripture chronology to be correct, 
as by inferoiiue of other occurences we have reason 
to do, this rebellion w;xs uinoteeii years after the 
command given in the former chapter, hence could 
not be on that account. 

But we have the positive reason given in the 
8-11 verses, in Numbers 1(3. Korah, being of 
tlic trilie of Levi, had the charge, (with the rest of 
Ills brethren) of the service of the tabernacle, and 
;ji veil to minister unto the priests; but to Aarou 

and his sons the priesthood was exclusively given. 
See Xuni. Sd chap. Korah, not satisfied with his 
position, envied the Priestiiood, and soon found 
aecessors, as men AVhen they want to raise a rebel- 
lion, the first thing they do is to acquire strength, 
and when strong enough they openly break out 
in rebellion, So with Korah, he soon had there 
with hiui, Uathan, Abiram and On, as Icadei-s iu 
the rebellion, The three latter not of the tribe of 
Levi, but of the trib.e of Rjubpn, which had no- 
thing to do with the service of the tabernacle. — 
Xext, they drawcd into the rebellion two hundred 
and fifty princes of the assembly from the cliil- 
dren of -[srael, regardless of any tribe, but famous 
iu the coijgreg^tipn, men pf rcpflwii, Xow "they 
gathered themselves together agaiij^t Moses aad 
against Aaron, and siid unto thera^ ye take too 
much upon you, seeing all the coijgvcgation are 
holy, every one of them and the Lord is among 
themj, wdierefore then lift ye up youvselvcs above 
the congi-egation of the Lord? T\r!iy can we not 
act in the cajiaclty of Priests and pifcr incense un- 
to the Lord ? Are yo the only ones that are holy 
and belong to the Lord, that the ofiice of the 
Priesthood and the offerings of incense is cxclu-' 
sivcly acceptable with him ".' \\'e are his, and ho- 
ly, too, and the.Lbri^ is'neav us. Why cannot we 
make an ofl'ering acceptable to the Lord ? These 
were uudoubt«lly the reasonings of lliis com- 
pany. Moses, being grieved, fell upon lus face, 
and spake qnto them, " even to-morrow the Lord 
■\nll s'hcw who are liis, and who is holy." " This 
do, take you;- censors, Korah, and all thy compa- 
ny, and put (ire tlierein, and put incense there, 
before the Lord to-morrow, and it shall te whcn^ 


T HE P I L G li I M 

the Lord doth f]i(,osc, lie sliall be liolyt ye takc;ly declared that the whole company were swal- 
too much upon }ou, ye sons of Levi." Is it not lowed up alive, with tlieir leaders. SpenVers 
as clear as the sun in the bright meridian, | ought to be very cautious not to add nor diminish, 
that this company sought the Priesthood by all | when referring to important events, as wc are gen- 

the Qonnccting circumstances ? But by the fol- 
lowing verses it is proven beyond the shade of any 
successful contradiction ; hence incontrovertible. 
Verse 8 : "And Moses said UJito Korah, hear, I 
pray you, ye sons of Levi : seemotli it but a small 
thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath sep- 
arated you from the congregation of Israel, to 
bring you near to himself to do the service of the 

crally surrounded with some sharpers, and some- 
times with skeptics, too, who arc ever ready to 
take occasion to undervalue God's ministers, and 
ignore or vilify their doctrines. 

In verse 3o, same chapter, we read, " and there 
came fire from the I^ord and consumed the two 
hundred a,nd fifty men tliat oftercd incense," as a 
memorial that no sti-anger, which is not of the 

tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand befoi'c the i seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before 
congregation to minister unto them ? And he ; the I:,ord. Moses, in the 26th chapter cf Numbers, 
bath brought thee near to him, and all thy l)reth- in his account of numbering the children of Israel 
ren the sons of Levi with thee : A7id {•rek yc the by their respective families, reters to this circum- 
Friesthood also? For which cause both thou and stance in the catalogue of the families of Keubeu- 

all thy company are gathered together against 
the Lord : And what is Aaron that ye murmur 
against him ?" 

Moses sent to call Xathan and Abiram, but they 
being more obstinate than Korah, said, we will 
jiot come up. Hence their guilt was of the deep- 
c-st dye, and their consequent aggravated punish- 
ment reached tlieic wives and children ; whereas 
Korah 's children died not. See Xum. 26 : 10, IL 
He being of the tribe of I>evi, hence nearer tlian 
the others, who were of the tribe of Reuben, and 
entire strangers to the service of the Lord. Closes 
said, "depart, I pray you, from the tents of these 
wicked men,jind teach nothing of theirs, lest ye 
be consumed in all their sins. So they got up 
from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Ab- 
iram ou every side ; and Dathan and Abiram 
came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and 
their wives, and their sons, and their little chil- 
dren." " And the earth opened its mouth and 
swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the 
juen that appertained unto Korah, and all their 

it«s, verses, 9, 10, 11. "And the sons of Eliah, 
Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that 
Dathan and -Ujlrom, whicb were famous in the 
congregation, who strove against Moses and against 
the Lord, and the earth opened her mouth and 
swallowed them up together with Korah, when 
that company died, at which time the fire devoured 
tivo hundred and fifty men : and they became a 
sitcn. Xotwithstanding the children of Korah 
died not." The same terrible fate happened them 
that did unto Xadab and Abihu,the sons of Aaron, 
when thev offered strange fii'c before the Lord ; seo 

Lev. 10: 2. 

It is a fearful thins to fall into the 

hands of the living God." Por our God is a con- 
suming fire. Behold the tremendous downfall of 
Korah's rebellion. Look with terror upon the 
direful consequence of legislating against the un- 
changeable laws of Jehovah. May it not strike 
terror into the heart of every one who hath the 
audacit}- and presumptuous arrogance to invali- 
date the ordinances of feet-washing, the Lord's 
supper, with many other positive commandments 

goods." "They went down alive into the pit, ; of the Lord Jesus Christ ? By making an appli- 
and the earth closed upon thcra." Such was the j cation of this awful rebellion, wc may learn many 
dreadful fate of the leaders of the rebellion. TheyJ wholesome lessons. 1st. That we, as a body of 
being overwhelmed with thehorrors oi hell tlu"ough I believer's, should be satisfied with our position, if 
the behests of an inflexible Judge. ♦ j members of the family of God, it is indeed a high 

But did the adherents escape the just judgment j station ; if only lay members wc still can do much 
of an offended God ? Wc "hear sometimes public- ' for ourselves, and for the promotion of the church 



at large, by 'letting our light shine with meridian 
splendor, and be humble subjects and not envying 
a higher position than the chui'ch sees proper to 
lay upon us. Let the lay member not crave, or 
covet to be a deacon, neither the deacon to be a 
speaker, neither the speaker to be an elder, nor 
tlie elder to be an overseer ; but submit to the 
\visdom of the church, and whenever the church, 
through the Holy Spirit, sees proper to call you 
to fill any of these offices, then by all means be 
obedient, lest yc also might be found to rebel 
against the congregation of the Lord. But let us 
fill our respectful offices faithfully, iu meekness 
and in subjection to one another, with reverence 
and with godly fear. ]\Iay God foi'bid that any 
should serve iu such a manner as to lord over 
God's heritage. 

2d. It teaches us to be careful in submittino; to 
the dccission of the church, assembled iu council, 
lest wc may be in the same catalogue with rebel- 
lious Korali, we may set up our judgment para- 
mount to the whole church, and if this be the 
case, ^v"c sec not unfrcquently such characters 
strengthen themselves by getting as many as they 
can as adherents, and when strong enough break 
out in open rebellion against the congregation of 
the Lord, May God preserve every brother and 
every sister from disobedience and rebellion. " For 
rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubborn- 
ness as iniquity and idolatry. 

od. By it wc may Team also how dangerous it 
is to enter upon forbidden ground, and that we do 
not offer strange fire upon the altar and censor of 
the world's temporal government, and thereby be- 
come votaries of the God of this world, in order 
to sacrifice our noble christian principles to the 
shrines of fashion by conforming to th'c customs 
and maxims of the wicked, Yea, we arc also 
sensibly warned not to unite, or ibund to associate 
with them who sacrifice upon the altar set on high 
places, whose works arc in secret, and are the 
works of darkness, whose origin is from the devil, 
the prince of darkness. God forbid that such 
should be the case with any who name the name 
of Christ. 

And lastly. It should solemnly and indelibly 

stamp upon our minds the indispensible necessity 
of paying strict attention to all that God requires 
of us in his Holy AVord, lest we be found to rebel 
and iight ag-ainst the royal majesty of the Lord 
Jehovah, and against the supreme behests of his 
Christ, the King of Kings and Ixird of Lords. — 
O, what dreadful punishment docs await them that 
turn " the grace of God into lasciviousness, and 
^leny the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus 
Christ," by non-observance of his commandments. 
Brethren and sisters, let us hold out faithful to 
the end ; the crown is glorious and of exceeding bril- 
liancy, and is attainable by all who, by the power 
of God, through faith, are kept unto salvation. 

Leonard Fukry. 


For tfie Pilf/rim. 

Where is the word that comprises more sub- 
stance, than the word love ? It embraces magnif- 
icent and reality of words, words that promote to 
realize harmony and friendship to all sects. Love 
cannot be excelled by any other word in our lan- 
gaugc. It extricates oui bad meditations, words, 
and actions. It revolts every pernicious action, 
and pertains to the Avelfare of irnmortality. It is 
precedent to that of anxiety and animosity. It 
was love 'that vanquished our adversaries during 
the Revolution. It was love that maintained our 
country, in our late insurrection, that, we can agaia 
enjoy these illustrious and insisting enjoyments, 
which we arc possessing with satisfaction. Fluct- 
uating thoughts are passing by when our minds 
are encompassed in this energetic work. Love 
opens a wide field which shows respect on the hu- 
man family. No less than one third of the human 
family are not furnished with the knowledge and 
principles to comprehend its excellencies, and 
much less its virtues. Love in a general sense, 
means to regard with affection on account of some 
qualities, which excites pleasing sensations or de- 
sire of gratification. Wo love our friends on ac- 
count of qualities which gave us pleasure in their 
society- We love a man who has done us a favor. 
We love our parents and children on account of 
their connection with us, and on account of many 
qualities which please us. In short we love what- 
ovci; gives pleasure or delight, whether animal or 
intellectual, and if our hearts arc right, wc love 
God above all things, as the sum of all excellence 
and all the attributes which can communicate hap- 
piness to intelligent beings. 

C. H. . "Walkkk 



From Whence Oome Persecution?' 

COIUlEiL^L.'; i-rii 

. Elynahs w;ls tin 6afeB»y tovirt^ii-c^wboAVJtlifjtotxl 
the- fqjo&tle's fiiithorltvy ktid*. OTdeaV&tetliib'y'ihiti 
frauds to prevent the t;<mV'di*.siou oFtlie" "deputy tcH 
the faitli in Christ-.^ Tli'd tSvO fii:st,-\vere jjiinished 
wUJv death; not/By,'Feterj \n\t by '06(J's'hand." 
Peter gave them a reproof suitable to their wick- 
edness, but as to the piinitfhuic.ut, J, ewas only 
the iHontli ofGod in declaring it frf hiiu who 
knew the liypocrisy of their hearts r.nd gave this 
signal instaiice pf his abhorrence uf it in the in- 
tancy of the chui-eli to dischafge and, if possible, 
for the future to prevent men thus dealing fraud- 
ulently and iiisincerely with him. If 'God has a 
right to punish frauds and hypOcrisJ)' ' iri ah'qthei; 
world, hd has a right to do so in fhiSs cs^pceiaHy 
in ^Ira instance befoi'c u's which, has soHJething 
very peculiar in it. . Potqr salld ta Sappljira, how 
is it that ye liatc agreed together to tempt the 
spirit of the Loixf? ^Vllat caii tuis tempting of 
the spirit of Lord be, bi^t an agreement between 
Ananias and his wife "to put tlieir fra^iid on the 
-jipostle to see whether or not h6' could ■^liscover it 
^by the spirit he pretended to>. '^Fhis was a chal- 
enge to the spirit of God, whi^li the apostle was 
*,:i!dijed with, and a combinaticii to put apostolic 
'■^araeter to the trial, and had not the cheat been 
fjisci^vered the, apostle's inspiratioiV and mission 
''.voc.ldliavc beeii.tjuestioned, and as im state of 
'•oWistlRnityrequii'id tliat.this divine missiG-'n, iSiitvuM 
■be tstablifjied, Peter !efc tliem know that their hy- 
|)oCi'isy M'as ■discovere<I, -atid to create the greater 
regard aad attention to their persons aiul message, 
tcodsaw fit to punish that hypocrisy by death. 
As for Klymas th,e sorcerer, this instance is as 
iH?|5^rtincnt as the other. Sergius Pauliis, pro- 
j,;onsul of Cyprus, had entertained at Pajihos one 
Baijesus a Jew, a sorcerer, and, hearing, also that 

Paul and B.a.Bnabas were in the ci(y, he sciit for 
jt.hcm to hear tlK^c^ctriiic they preached. Aocord- 
Ing!)'- they endciivorcd'to iaBiriict the deputy in the 
. /■hristian faith, but were VrlUiatood by Elymas who, 
l>y his subtleness, endeavored -to lu'uder his* con 
..rersion, Paul therefore, in order t-e -cop.firra !ii? 

Ghrii?-t, tells him that God wovild decide the con- 
troversy i)y striking lilymas with blindness, which 
accordingly came to pasfs to the full conviction of 
the pro;»nsul. TV'hat is tlici'S in all this to vindi- 
cate persecution ? G,)d puiiishes wieked mcnfoi?' 
fraud and sorcery Vidio knew^ their hedrts and had 
a right to punish the iniquity of them. Men ma'/ 
punish others fov opinions they may think to hii 
truei.and iire-jconscieiitibiss in embracing, without 
knowing the heart,or being capable of discouraging, 
any inainc^jrity in it, or God may vindicate thu 
characterand Owu mission of his messengers when 
wickedly opposed and denied, by immidiate jtidg-' 
mcnt, inflicted by himself on their opposers. 

Therfore'.mfcri iiiay |)uhish and put to death . 
without any warrant ffota God'.^ ^vc*d, stjch who 
belie their missioti and are ready to ssi^bmiu to it 
as far as they undcrKtand the nature and design of 
it. Arc these consequences just and rational, or 
)VOuId any person have bi'ought these instances as 
precedents for persecution that is not resolved to 
defend and practitic it ? To the candid mind the 
jU'eceding view of the subje-cl v/ill be suflicient, it 
is believetl', to justify the conclusion thai hcitiicr 
the doctrines precepts of eo'ndlict of Christ nor of 
Ids apRStfos 'car!, in the rfcmotcst degree, give any 
santti'S'.i to the: spirit, nor to any of tlic forms of 
jy^rseeutioDi But to the omniscient eye of Jesus, 
it was not concealed that the promulgation of the 
gosj)el would lead to persecution of the most griev- 
ous kind, both from opposei's and pretended fi'icnds. 
To these approaching persecutors, to those jnost 
bitter and grievous days of trial and calamity to 
hjs faithful followers, itesus, as a true prophet of 
God, often alldded. He s'poke of theiii as certain 
as seasons which would try the faith and sincerity 
and patience of his follow ersr At the !?ame time 
Ite bid them put on heavenly courage. By a*i €x-^ 
hibition of faith, fortitude and constancy,- w.d . 
would give proof of the sustaining power of the 
gospel, aud through tribulations, would be pre- 
])ared ibr a more abundant vreiglit of glory. To 
his apostles who were to lead in the proimdgatioa 
of" the gospel, he strcfngty represented the. dangers 
which would come uj^on tlicm. '^ ThCy will de- 
liver yoiii up to the councils, tlwy will scmirgc yoJz 
in the -synagogues, you shall be hated of all men 
for my sake; nay, the time cometh when they 
iTiii:±hiaklhey arc doing God service by putting 

own divine mission and to pi'ey«ii,t tli$ deputy 

being deceived by the frauds of ElymtLs, t>^'tcr,,ss-l you to death.'^ Alluding to a consequence of the 

versly rc!)ul-;jiijhiai for hisiiuaiid o]iposiLiou '-o ' proiMls/alicm of the gospel, viz; the prcvaleiv-e of 




licr-icciUion, the result of iirklo. enyj', and malice, 
anila love of piowoi's (JhYiik, said : " Tliiuk uot that 
[ come to scud paCcc. bat a sword, for I am come' 
to set a m.aii at variance with his father^ and tlie 
daughter against her luother, and regain, I am 
come to send fire on the earth : and what will I, 
if it be already kindled? suppose ye that I ain 
come to send peace on earth? I tell you^nay, but 
ratlier division."' How is it explained ? Christ 
explained it the very next words, for from lnJilcc- 
forth, i. e., upon' the publication of thfe !.^ospel, 
tliere shall be five in o'ne hou.^e divided three 
a^gainst two, and two against three. C^an aiiy pcr- 
.S'.in need a paraphrase to explain these passages 
tn mean anything but of the persecutions wdiich 
^lall befall the preachers and believers of the gos- 
]>el, or is it a prophetic description of a fire to be 
Mown up by Christ to dcnsurae Others, wdieu the 
whole connection evidently rcferS it to a fire that 
the oppoHcrs of his gogi)el should blow up to con- 
.«Rimc Christ and his followers ? Christ kiftV/ it 
^vas such a fire as would first conVumfe himself. I 
;un conic to send frrc on the earth txSi v/hat will I 
if it be already kindled, or in other word, how do I 
wish it was already, and ^^•ould break o lit crij my- 
self that I might glorify , God my Father by my 
sufTferings aiid death,. for J have a baptism to be 
baptized M'ith, a baptism with my own blood, and 
!iow am I straitened till it be acccomplished. Af- 
ter tills account of I'.is own suffering's he foretells 
the s£lnie should befall his foUqjvers. f Suppose ye 
that I am conic to give peace on earth ? I tell 
you nay, but rater division." That is, as I my- 
Hclf must suffer to bear witness to llic truth, so af- 
ter my death, suclisball be the iuireaso»ablc and 
furious cfJpdsitibn to the gospel as shall occa.siOjp- 
tUvisions amongst tlte" nearest relations, some ,of 
whom sliall Imto and'pCrseciitc t.Hc otlier for their 
faith ill believing and obeying the gospel.' 

How true all these words ci" Christ' hi? Come to 
p:\ss, and 0/ brethren, what a p'ity it is that it has 
also come to pass tiiat we brcthreu will publish 
one another's faults in our periodicals about" the 
use of tobacco and other things, instestd' of going 
lo them and telling thcni their faults between us 
and them alone, as Christ has commanded us. — 
Every arns of the church wdierc I iiavc been js la- 
boring against the use of it,, and have doii!) some 
good towards its use, but if wc eannbt put it down 
by kind admonitions, which is the right way of 
doing, ii will never be put down by writing and 
sayiiig so miiuy hard things about our brethren 

and sistors who iiae the weed, but ouly serves to 

fiiake it worse because two v^^i-oiiirs will never make 

' ■ ' ■ , .. . ^ ,. - i. . . 
a right when \^e dome in contiiibt. with. If it is so 

very filthy as to decile .tlioi^e who use jt, its very 
name will defile our christian periodicals, and I 
bel lev* it is the best to do as Christ has com- 
manded ITS to do, and, as our forefathers. did, go to 
them if thev ofl'end us. arid tell them their faults 
.between us and then; al.oiie. , Does not that look 
inore brotherly ? May God help us all to get rid 
of oil? every fault, is my prayer. 

' -4 ' i i - - ' ■ *■'■';' 

Slaiiy a fair plati dies p'f taU'. The matter get? 
out, andiherS i% an end of it.. Somctiines ene- 
mies' in(ei'fe""e to hinder, 'sometimes meddlers pb- 

: , . ■..•..■■..• 1'. ■■ In- 
ject and discourage, biit more freqtiently we lose 

ou? own interest iu a ntKtter tTirough talliing' it 

ovet- and discifs'sliig it vath' otlierB.' 

A tliciight struo-glii^a; withiri' milst in some wav 
sec the light. We can talk it out, or ml it out! — 
If wc keep quiet and work we shall act, it ouj,; if 
wc talfc and gab we shall free our minds and frit- 
ter our energies awa}', and accomplish nothing to 
the ptirfio&e. 

Besides, tliere is a gi'cat xest in pushing somo 
unexpected enterprise to its completion. We hear 
people guess, and surmise, and we say nothing, 
but keep busy. We think of the surprise we will 
give them' when the ^yprk is doiie; and are eager 
for its completion, liiit if w3 divulge and disouss 
the matter it becomes rstalc aric! old,' aiicl qiiite 
likely we weary of it a1i:t nbvV?' Sulsd it.' 

iC'eep a close mouth and do your.' work^ Talk 
has been the hiiii of many au excellent sclicine. — 
If you use your steam up in whfstling, you W'ill 
havij nothing to run the macltinery with. Whist- 
ling'ti'team never does_anjf,work. — The Christiati 

—•One of the most agreeable consequences of 

knowledge, is the respect- and importance which 
it comnuinicates to old agfc. Men rise in charac- 
ter often, cs they increase in years ;' they arc ven- 
erable from what they have acq(iircd,"an5 pleasing 

from what they can impart. 


Christianity commands us io pas.? by in- 

juries ; policy, to let them pas?? by us. 



Pilgrimage of Israel, No. 1. 

Thy name Mliall be calieel no more Jacob, but Israel, 
for aa a prince hast thon power with God and iviUi men, 
and hast prevailed. Gen. 33 : 28. 

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 
and is proiitable for doctrine, for reproof, for cor- 
rection, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Tim. in the end, as the .sequel will prove. What God 

sure and steadfa-stj that he would go with liim and 
keep him ii> all places, and bring him safe back 
to his native land and father's house. It mat- 
ters not in what circumstances he might be jilaced, 
and what trials and difficulties he would encoun- 
ter, they .shall surely work together for hi,? good 

pillar and poured oil upon the top of it," &c. a; 
a memorial, a place most sacred and long to be re- 
membered. Jacob's ladder, some interpret, as a 
symbol or type of the way of salvation By Chi'i.'st, 
and the stone he rested oh, Chri.'st, the stone of Ts- 
.rael,' the anointed of God, as God here renewed 
the covenant of grace with him. 
Jacob now had, through the blessed Saviour, 

',] : 16. "For whatsoever things M'crc written 
afore time, vrere written for our learning, that we, 
through patience and comfort of the scripture 
might have hope." Rom. 1.5: 4. 

The writer has availed himself of this privilege 
;uid blessing in h's contemplation of the scriptures, 
and in the history of the patriarch Jacob and iiis 
family; he has been encouraged and cqinforted, 
and hence will try to illustrate the most impor- 
tant events in his pilgrimage. 

,;"A.nd Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and 

charged him and .said unto him : thou shalt not 

take a wife of tlie daughters of Canaan, go 

to Padan Aram, to the liouse of Bethael, thy 

mother'.s father." Gen. 28 : 1. And Jacob 

obeyed his father and mother, and stnrtetl ou the 

Avay alone, and as he lighted upon a certain place 

and tarried there all night, he took of the stones 

for his pillow and lay down to sleep, and he 

dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, 

>and the top of it reached up to heaven, and behold 

the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 

And behold the Lord stood above it and said, I 

am the Lord God of Abraham, the God of I.saac," 

&c. God here renews the covenant of grace with 

Jacob that he had made with Abraham and Isaac. 

" And behold I am with thee and will keep thee 

in all places whither thou goest,"<tc. And Jacob 

awoke out of his sleep, and he said, surely the 

I^ord is in this place and I knew it not. And he 

was afraid, and said how dreadful is this place, 

this is none other than the house of God and gates 

of heaven, and took the stone and .set it up for a 

liere said and promised to Jacob, he now says, and 
is applicable to every belciver who has vowed al- 
legiance to Christ, " looking unto Jesus the au- 
thor and iinisllcr of our fiu'th," and being confi- 
dent of this very tiling, that he wliich hath begun 
a good work in you will perform it imtil the day 
of Jesus Christ." "The I..ord will perfect that 
whicli conccrneth me, thy mercy O Lord endur- 
eth forever, forsake not the work of thine own 
hands." " And we know that all things work to- 
gether for good to them that love God." &c. Ja- 
cob having arrived at Padan Aram, where his fa- 
ther sent him to take a wife among his own kin- 
dred as his forefiithers had done, rather than take 
a wife of. the daughtei-s of Canaan, or wicked Ca- 
naan! tes, as his brother Esau had done, to the 
great grief of his parents, and being very kindly 
received and saluted by his uncle Laban and cous- 
in llachel, whoin he greatly loved, and for whom 
he offered to serve seven years as a shepherd, but 
it appears that Laban was rather a covetous man 
and disposed to take every advantage jn acquir- 
ing property." ITc» first disappointed Jacob by 
giving him I-eah instead of llachel whom he had 
promised to him. Thou after he had faitlifuUy 
sewed seven }-cars mt)rc for both his wives, and 
six years for cattle, and God was with him and 
greatly prospered everything in his kands, and he 
wished to return to his own countrj, Laban did 
iijut want him to leave, nor giv« hini his own that 
belonged to him, for he iearued by experience that 
God had blessed him for Jacob's sake. Gen. 30 : 
27-30. But at length Laban and his sons became 
envious because of Jacob's prosperity. Thia 
being a time of great trial and difficulty, and Ja- 
cob no doubt was somewhat perplexed, but at this 
crisis, God appeai'od again to him and reminds him 
of his promise to him, and of his own vow," " Xow 
arise, get theo out of th'.s laud and return unto the 
laud of thj' kindred." So God, according to his 
promise, went with him and kept him thus far, 

the exceeding great aud precious promise of God, ; aud liually dclivwa Jiuu out of the bauds of his 



be called no more Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince 
hast tJKjii power with God aiul wiih men, antl 
liast prevailed." 32: 24. 

The angel which redeemed .Jacob from all evil, 
and appeared to Moses in a flame of fire out of the 
bush, as the great deliverer and redeemer of Is- 
rael from Egyptian bondage, is also described as 
conducting the Israelites tliroiigh ihc wilderness. 
"Eehold I send an angel before thee, to keep thee 
in the way," c^-c. and appeared unto Joshua as the 
captain of the host of tiic liord, etc. Jos. 5: 14. 
" To fight for them and give them possession of 
the promised land, Canaan." David said to the 
Philistine, Goliath, " thou comest to me with a 
sword, but I come to thee in the name of the 
Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, 
whom thou deliest, tor the battle is the Ivord's." 
1 Sam. 17: 45-47. But such temporar deliver- 
ances wxre typical, and represents that which was 

"For as a prince .hasfc thou i)uwcr with God 
and with men, and hast ])revailed." tSo Jaiob 
wrestling with the angel and prevailing represents 
faith in Christ. Xpw faith is the substance of 
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
Ileb. 11: 1. Paul further enuinoratini- the 
many acts of living and saving faith, "These all 
died in faith, not having received the promises, 
but having seen tliem afar off were ];crsuaded of 
them, and embraced tliem'and confessed that they 
were strangers and pilgrims on the eartli." But 
to crown all, "he that spared not his own son, but 
delivered liim up for us all, will also freely give 
us all things.'' &c. " Who, or what, sliall sepo- 
rate un from the love of Christ ? shall tribula- 
tion or distress, persecution or famine, or naked- 
ness, or peril, or sword?" "Nay, in all tlicse 
things we are more than conquerers through hinj. 
that iovcd us." Jacob's wrestling and prevailing 
had the wonderful power and eftect. of chantrina- 
Esau's heart, or purpose. The lion he so greatly 
dreaded, became as gentle and peaceable as a lamb, 
'' and Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, 
and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they 
wept." It is in the strength of Christ and through 
his gi-ace that christian pilgrims can be enabled to 
conquer and prevail agaiiist all that may opposo 
them. ]), X. 

Hos. 12: -4. Til J allele sii!, " rhy u.u-ii; -shall I •Kciucmber thy Creator in the days of /!iy voutli 

enemy, Laban, who, when he heard that Jacob 
l;ad stolen aw:w secretly, pursued after him 
with evil intent, and overtook him, but God re- 
strained him from doing any harm to Jacob, and i 
overruled all' for the best, so that they seperated i 
on peaceable terms, "and Jacob wont on his way ! 
and the angel of God met him, and when he saw i 
them, he said, this is God's host or army," &c. I 
(ien. 82: 1. He might now truly have said, .ns 
did EUsha to his servant, "fear not, for they that 
be with us arc more than they that be against us, 
and Elisha prayed the Lord to open the eyes of 
the young man, and the Ijoid opened Ids eyes, 
spiritually, and he saw the heavenly hosts round 
about Elisha. 2 Kings 6 : 16, 17. IvLost blessed 
:ind desirable company, to guard and defend when 
dangers are rife, to cheer, comfort, and strengthen 
weary pilgrims on their way zionward, though not 
])ermittcd to see them vrith their natural eyes, but 
yet they may imbibe more or less of their spirit- 
ual presence, for the scriptures assure us that the 
angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minis- 
ter for them who shall be heirs of salvation. Ileb. 
1 ; 4. Psalms 34-: 7; 91; 11. "Jacob being thus 
highly esteemed and favored of God, who had al- 
so greatly blessed and prospered him in this 
w'orld's goods, in cattle and a numerous oft'spring, 
in view of whie.h how humble, ]")Oor and little did 
lie feel in his own estimation, saying : " I am not 
worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all 
the truth -which thou hast shewed unto thy ser- 
vant." ]\Iark the spirit he manifested, which was 
not that of the self-righteous Pharisee, as, "God 
I thank thee that I am not as other men, "&c. 

After Jacob had been thus favored and blessed 
witk the ministration of angels, new fears and 
troubles arose. Upon hearing that his brother 
Esau was coming to meet him with a host of four 
iuindred men, with evil intent, as he feared, 
" Then he was greatly afraid and distressed." He' 
had now no other recourse but to look to God for 
help and plead his promises of protection, as when said, " return unto thy countiy and to thy kin- 
dred and I will be with thcc and will iiurcly do 
the gooil. Gen. 32: 1-9, 12. His prayer was 
heard and answered. An angel wrestled with 
liini and did not prevail against him, and he, Ja- , 
cob, r'efu.sed to let him go till he had blessed lun 

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T U E F I L O E, T Isl. 

YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT I ami ?» Iv^ Jlustc tlw market-woman forgot her 

■"~ "'-"-" ^" - ■ - - " - ' - ------ ■ ■ cliil'J. Birt thb fiU-ioii-rleplVjfntj instead of tram- 

YoUng Contributors, pHng it to death, as every one expected, stopped 

h\ looking over our munuscript box for some- , ^'-iddeillt/irickedit u-p'tcndorly a,nd Likl it'ciV oho 
thing for Youth's Department, we find a number | si(h hi e! place of JUfetjS 

«f articles written by our little readers, but tlsc | Do yoii tfiiidi the wbnaafi \vfe Soh'y she gave hini"' 
s^^bjer-ts written upon arc far above the abilities of his handful of grceiiH, as he went by ? You sec 
file writers. from tins that wo never lose by a kind aetioUj' 

Xow my -Lktle readers, let us have a >rr talk p,.p,, jf.;^ ;, (l„,iA' to' :i brute ; and" that even a brute 

jibout these fKngs. ,Yok know boys are l)oys ^^^. ^^, ^^ ^j— „ ^j-^ ^^^.^ ^,^j girlswho so cas- 

and little girls i^IktoIiS be little girls, and when ■, ,. ^ j. ;"•" i - , i ' V' ^i -^ •''■ ':• ,.■ 

^ 1111 • ■''•'*' i'->''85et the kindnes wlneh thev rccen'e; and 

YOU get together voK sijowld liave vour topic?, or i ' ", • i . r" i' • : i'- i' "■ • 

',..,, 1 ■ 1-1 '-^ T,i. ^ , never think 01 showing any kuidnoss in return. 

tilings to talk about, whicii arc quite duTcrent to o j 

>\v-.hat ii!ei\:Eiu} 'wojnen talk about. What mav be i , .■ . - 

J •■,■•, ^- , ,1 t 11 ; "* i Iva-rly impressions usual] V. mark' the course to' 

"I'tiite iiiterefjtmgle vois, may not be at all inter- , -' t , . ^ 

^ting to them and their conversation may be Just i ^"^ '"'^«i thro%h life. Take a freshly-mouldca^ 
.Vs unintcr(>sting to you. Therefore when you write j '^i"'-'^'> ^^'^'^■' P^^^s a leaf upon •. subfect tire brick to'" 
jt is not expected that you will take a subject and j a kJln.and it' will come back with tlib impfessioiV 
treat it for the instruction of grown persons, but i iueftaceLble. ' Btiild it in rt'hduse aiid'^'ou-may seo 
your object should be to interest and instruct those \ it across thc'street. The child's mind is the moist 
of your own age and those thtit are still younger, i briclr. Delaj^ not to bring the truth' of God iif 
Ferhaps you remember the adage of Benjamin ! contaef w'itli if; 
Franklin : 

"Vessels largo in:iy voutiire more. 
But littk; boats sliouUl keep near shore." 
Tlicn do not attempt to sail out into biij sub- 
jects -intil your boat gets larger, but be content 
(o'f&iMhi jjlong the shore and try to instruct and 
interest thr.?:5 -of your years. When you write, 
let it be about su<;h things as you \voald deligh 
h\ talking about,' and that would be interesting 
and instructive to yo'uf associates. Tell us about 
liow you love your par5ni*>, and -what you do for 
<Ji>^eiri^ab'oat your little brotUei'.s and sisters— how 
vou' f%e;id your Sundays, what you heard about 
.fcsus — tetiw you love to learn aL&i him and to 
be good, aia'4 then you will be both iiiteresting 
and instructift-e .to your readers. Try it 

Ifyoii wish to become a gtfoJ man, accustont 
yohrself'to'gocd thciighis antt good' actions in ear- 
ly life, and it wiH' be easier to cbntinu'C this way 
through all your days. Begin now to be gbOiTj ' 
young as yovi may be. Tlie g;ood boy v;ill be like- 
ly to be a good mail. 

Prank's Berries.- 

, Fon four weeks Frank had been' anxiousiy' 
watching the huckleberry bushes for signs of rip- 
ening,and while really ri)>e berries were as yet few 
and tiir betw eeu, he coaxed mamma to go down 
the lane with him and get seme. 

Well, by patient and careful search, they found 
•iib'diit a cup-full, which quite satisfied Frank, for 
M ivas not hard to please. While busy picking. 

The GnATEFyr^ Eijer'HANT.-— HerG.,js avjjiie 
iure of an cleptant who remembered a kin^Uf5&s 
which shows that even so'mo brutes have a mind j a* fergc niusquito bit his hand, and inusquito bite: 
to thihlr and feel as \vell ius some men. |a/e something to him,far they poison him'more than 

A poor worhau used to give an elephant; "w ho df- } most j^eople"— -swell almost like a sting.' He shcTf- 
te'n passed her stall in ihc liiarket^ a handful of | cl it ttfmairhm&^'gjjd was quite sober for a moment 
greens, of wliicli he was very foiid. Oiie day, on ; bat presently fits l>t'&\v cleared, and theh'Tie said, 
account of some bad treatment, he was in a great i cheerfully : 

furv, and broke away from his keeper, and came 

" Fll go oil pieSJng perms, mamma, arifl tlicn 

ja"g-in~ aowH tlit ii-:iikti-p!a<_€, FVery one lied, I^Uiiui'i think about it 

T^PiE- ;, PiLLGRjI^t; 


Well, mainiTatliounjht tbat wcHilcl b« asgooti a I whom we geireiwHj^ lieaff.tlM; rtMiUirk .• "ho is 4 

vcmeily as n.rnic;i, Mliich they co'iW H'ot Is^ in 

the woods. 

To he sure, a mnsqulto bite is a little thing, biVt 

f" rank is a little hoy; l>esidc3 there area great 

'ffian'y I'lfek thiugs in this world, and a right and 

i\ wi'ong wiiybrmeeTing. ' Little things overthros^ 

'temper oftencr than groat ones. Snaio people look 

;it them iJiroiigh z niicrOscop.",and senic don't look 

attliom 'at all-, 

. The boy who tfirns ijiuicklj to frmethipg c'tec 

when small vexations cross his path, is more lik'e- 

■jiy to be [lati^ntand hopeful when largel* fcpfate 

fom^; ifttah one v.ho sto^isto ^mR^iplfe-n'-tifetj^it "it- 

•tle'things.— Li/M'c .S'owvr. •■'■■'•■>■:"" 




WTTat d faiTii'1-iat" wcTfl, ajui vet we can ncver-sav' 

■Or think of it wH'hout eausing emotions of saunoss, 

■althotigh when fully detinyd and tittered by honest 

heaf L« it e'nibodics a jirayer that only can eraoisafee 

from a christian licart. Eut the asseciaiyi^ws are 

.so sad and forlorn to jovial -focliiigs; tliat for tire' 

-time being, the pray-'i(^ ten- blessing s-eems to be 

•Hnapjweci'wteS; yet it f:dis:is sweetly and as tondcr- 

■Jy tti the almost broken heart, as the grale^vl tlcw 

iipori the parched vegetation ofa sii miner's nigh't. 

On Sal/Dath-ovc wc.v.itli the James Crcclv Church 

ga^c. ,i^o, ^iW'tLiig hand and pcrlnqis a Itmg fhro7 

well to oii^r ibo}(5VJ2'I ■brother and co-laborw in the 

ministry, Cicoige ^lycrs; »vhn with his family are 

now on their way to the (fetant 'W'ost. 

A number of his relatives and frreHdi? residing 

in this arni of the church, he sto])[>ed with us «omc 

lour or five days and preached four sorrnrn-r, whic.-h 

■.Tore well recievcdand awakened consideraljl'ii' iii- 

■ On Sabbath ^V M the appointment was in the 

■Chtir''h, — ;hc aiidiencc was large and attentive, 

\vhile he spoke in the fervency of the spirit and 

M Ith power. A\'e were made to think while sitting 

under his ministratton, if lie hu<l come to us with 

the excellency of speech and iniui'rj. MisidOm, he 

' man (if considerable learn Inn; and niakea his 
J points well-^'is'St as i*c.came in till ififeckness, beir- 
TOj^ the inipress of his Master aiid spoke in deni- 
onsthltroft 'gf th;c s|'l¥"Jt, mafly Ax'tre made to feci as 
t\vo discijjle^, 'ef.eld, nrd nj)fc our heart burii 
Nvithia ,us-a^ Ijij j^ifijcgfl with us by t]ie way ?, Al- 
though ho will be missed in the Bast, yet he goes 
ladened wllii tliC Llessing.-i and ptaycrrs of the. 
churtO).''' His object is a noble one, and ho cr.ii 
f(*;!'H8St!iW;l that nianv pravcrs will be offered tip 
■fbl' hiS'stiocess in ])lanting the standard of truth 
•a-n'd wa* iRf:the banner of Jesus in the far distant 

,., ■]VI^^;^6ll;'•lJ)e!;3, 5iji;fe,jbitsl?efc;^nd store, but may 
his great fOv/Jiru be, tlK;T;:rl«.'attin of ■'BOEr'ls. ¥&•*, 
go forth with the fearlessness ofan 'filija-k fcfc(*I t\ik, 
Ciod of peace be with you, FARiiwKiJ., 

Who Shall b3 Editors? 

When we look at the different Ideas expressed 
by our worthy contribritar*, itfce ;qTieStr£?f JTtfikcs 
us iferclbly, '?\<h'o shaM l>e tlis i,oditors of the P'l- 
grhf. .' Sh;?ll we who have the direct oversight 
of H, ■Sua arc held I'espensiblc for its character, or 
shall it be our cont-riforitors who are not held re- 
sponsible"? Iftve a<lniit everything tliat is sent 
us for pHbTicntiyn, things would soon be out of o:r- 
dcr; thew.-forc it is necessary that there be f;ome_ 
speoi&lpei'sons to fill this important [)OpiticiT dSrd' 
wo suppose those ]iersons had better be c>l»VSclve=-,' 
. 'There seems t<) be two extreiee ;psrtioP. One, 
always pusling forward, and t^ti t/thcr pulling 
backward and downward. iHgli't between these 
t^vo cxtremetj we liavc , wTalied to locate, not that 
we rilira>/.'^ think itriglit, ibnt we would sooner sac- 
rifice self than yiftkl the position, and since others 
arc sobictinies wEong, we may also hold erroneous 
views,' thorofs-'rc wc stand in the middle that wc 

mhy alr.Tivs be ready to drop too the right. 

8oinc say wc are too fast and some, tob slow,' 

some too mtich in favor of etlucation, wliile others' 

think we arc too inditterrnt. Wc think we arc 

neither and believe if our readers were placed in 

an editors position, yttcy \\ould be quite willing to' 

might lut\'e gained the applaus* of a few iVoin j bear wilh n^—i'lni-f' t^o. 

J .v; 



A Repo rt. 

A report from tlie cliiircli of the Brethren in 
California, in relation to the mission of Elds. Jacob 
Miller and I). B. Sturgi.s, to the Pacific coast. 

Whereas, we are constantly receiving letters 
IVoni many parts of the Brotherhood inquiring, 
"what the mission was for? "What was done? 
Why did they return home so soon? We gave 
our money to send them to Cal. and Oregan to 
])rcacli the unsearchable riches of Chrls^t, and now 
wc hear they are at home. What is the matter?" 
and may other such inquiries. Hence wc feel it 
our duty to give a report through our periodicals 
of the proceedings of said Elders while they were 
^^■ith us. 

They reached the house of Eld. George Wolf, 
Gel. 12th, 187Q, and remained a few days with 
tiie brethren in the immediate neighborhood, and 
on the 20th, sailed from" Sanfrancisco to Portland 
Oregan, made their visit and returned to Cal. on 
the I'Jtii of Nov., and spent their time in preach- 
ing and visiting their I'elatives iu Xapa, Stockton 
and other phices until the 10th of Dec, and on 
f^aid day the brethr^.n of Cal. assembled in church 
council, it being the time of our quarterly church 

Elders Sturgis and Miller met \utli us, and af- 
ter singing, exhortation, and prayers were offered, 
we proceeded to "try the standing of the church, [by 
renewing our l)aptismal covenant, as our custom is 
t© do. Eld. CJeorge Wolf presiding, he immedi- 
ately proceeded to take the voice of the church, 
when it was ibund there was not a dissenting voice, 
but,all the members were ready to hear the teach- 
ings 01 our Lord and Master, and abide by his 
Law, whcreunto we are called, and made free from 
the law of carnal commandments. Next brother 
■U'olf requested bros. Miller and Sturgis to read 
;their letters of i-qpommendation from A. ]\L — 
They then read letters signed by brethren in South 
Bend, Ind., and the church received them on said 
recommendation. Then the church proceeded to 
attend to business of a local nature, among which 
was, the case of A. P. Gipson, and the brethren 
in Macoijipiji GO., Ill, which trouble was amicably 
adjusted. The brethren (Miller and Sturgis) ac- 
ting as representatives of the beethren in 111. 

After the local busliicss had been dispensed with 
Si'o. Wolf rcqiicstcd Bros. Miller and Sturgis. to 

make knowgn to the church their mission to Cal. 
They both spoke at considerable length, telling us 
they were sent by the brethren of the East, to see 
how you do, and to get an expression of union ; and 
that we would agree to be subject to the decision 

I of A. M. This being their mission as well as to 
preach the Gospel in Cal. Then they asked us to 
give such an expression of union. We 'claimed 
we had given tlic ordinary expression of union and 
fellowship, with tire entire brotherhood, when we 
renewed our baptismal covenant in their ]>resencc, 
and we stand in full union with all the followers 
of the meek and lowly Jesus. Believing his word 
to be sufficient to guide us in all things, hence we 
reject all creeds, artic'es of faith, and disciplines, 
of human invention ; believing them to be a direct 
transgression upon the wisdon of God, for he has 
given us a perfect law, to govern • us in all things. 
However, when they were drawn out, it was found 
that feet-washing was the great trouble, and hence 
the desire of the brethren. Elds. Miller and Sturgis 
to get us to acknowledge the Minutes of A. M. 
which, had we done, would have been bartering 
away our rights in the Gospel, and that obtained 
in the brotherhood in A. JI. in 1858; for the de- 
cission of A. ]\L 1859, the latter clause'of art 2cl 
reads thus : " It .also advises brethren when organ- 
izing new churches, to organize them in the prac- 
tice of the ordinances, according to the general or- 
der of the brethren.'' And as the Minutes of 1870, 
say that Elds. Miller and Sturgis M'ere to come to 
the Pacific coast to organize churches, and set in 
order things needed, which was so different from 
the shape it v,"as when it went to A. M. from the 
Western List, of Pa, \vhich says to send brethren 
to Cal. and Oregon, as Missonaries for one year, 
to aid the church there in sjireading the Gospel of 
Christ, (C. F. C. Vol. 6, No. 2G, Query 3.) when 
a warm discussion followed. We claimed we stood 
on the compromise of 1856, and kept our pledge 
in good faith, enjoying our liberty to follow the ex- 
ample of our Lord and Master in the ordinance of 
feet- washing, as we understand it. 

When the evening drew on we adjourned until 
after public jn-eaching ; then the church assembled 
again in council, and the discussion continued un- 
til near midnio-ht, when the voice of the church ^yas 
taken, and in that vote we reserved the right to 
reject every thing that is not in harmony with the 
law of our Lord Jesus Chiist, and the right to 

I practice the single mode of I'cet- washing as ^^•e ha^■G 

TH E P I lyGHI M, 


(lone heretofore ; and tluis the labor of the Brctli- 
rcu closed in Cal. and thoy returned to their 

Wo have taken fresh courage to fight on in the 
good, and noble cause that avc Iiave enlisted in, and 
coramcnd the result and ourselves to the care of 
our heavenly Father, who is able to save to the 
uttermost allthat will trust in him. Finally breth- 
ren, we feel reluctant to express our regret that so 
much time, talent and money are wasted in disput- 
ing over questions of this kind. AV'e have for 
years entreated and incited co-laborers to this 
Coast to help us in the good cause ; and when we 
heard that bros. Miller and Sturgis, were coming to 
our assistance, we were Hiade to rejoice, but were 
disappointed on learning they would stay so short 
a time, and not visit half the places where there 
arc scattered brethren, and that some of our breth- 
ren in the I'^ast ditfer so much from us in judging 
what our needs and wants arc in Cal. 

By order of the church, a copy of this report is 
furnished to the (^irmpaninn, J'l/t/yini, and (iuspd 
Vi.'iitor for ])ublication, and should it fail to reach 
eitiicr office, they will please copy from the other 

Eld. Gf:o. "Woi-f. ^ 

Ei,D. JoxATiiAX Myers, j 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. | 
March 18th, 1871. j 

M>/ Dear Brother, F. JL S. .- — Your letter of 
the 14th came to hand yesterday. You say I 
doubtless knew you have been in. tlie printing 

Inisiness since you have been in- &c. " But 

now a gi*eat difficulty arises ; the printers have 
a Trade Union liere, and I cannot work in my of- 
fice where its members are employ ed, unless I 
join them as a journeyman printer. Tlie Union 
I)artakes of the nat ure of a secret society, though 
not altogetlicr such. The object is to protect 
the emplo^yed from the infringments of the em- 
ployer. There are no signs nor grips, nor any of 
the things which belong to secret societies. . . ... 

AVliat ] wish to know is, can I join the "Trades > 
Union? " If I cannot become a member, my j 
means of obtaining a livelihood here are cut off.'> j 

My dear brother, it is perhaps useless for me i 
to call your attention to the evils and miscliiefs 
■whieli lias in many instances been the result of. 

these " Unions." Your knowledge of them may 
be the cansc^Mhy you seek eoiuicil. In ^lass. the 
Crispins have caused much misciiicf, and the im- 
portations of Chinees have filled their })lacca< 
while in the Anthracite coal regions of I'a., these 
" Unions " have become a curse and di.~i;race to 
the country. Murder and bloodshed is frequent 
among them. Vi'hatcver name they choose to 
adopt, the principle is all the same. Sel f-jn-otee- 
tion is their avowed object, but loss and miserv 
to its members is the general result. And your 
reasons why must suffice; first no organization of 
the kind can exist without some monty, and be 
it much or little, it must come from lis members, 
which is uselessly lost. Second : when a few of 
the leaders conceive the idea of oppri'-sion on the 
part of the emplo^'cr, a "strike" follows, when 
all the members must stop -work whether tliey 
will or not, and loss of time is loss of money with 
all mechanics. But the loss does not stop here, 
there are always members in the Union whoso 
families are dependent upon their datly lalxn-s. 
and when this is cut off, these famili(s must bo 
supported by the members of the I'nion. In 
such a ease you might be made to realiz(> more real 
©j)pression than all' the fancied oppre,-sif)n of tho 
employer. So general was the want among tho 
strikers in a coal region a year <ii' (wo ago, that 
the charity of the surrounding cou'ilry had to ren- 
der aid to the poor oppressed mim-r, not op[)n>ssed 
by die mining company, but iiy the leaders of 
these Unions, M'ho would not allow the lionesl 
man to labor. When the Western ^laryland P. 
R. Was being graded, there was on the section by 
us, a fine, sober, industrious, hard working, and 
well educated young Irishman, wdio-held the po- 
sition of" bank boss," at a salary of $2.25 per day. 
He was a miner, and came to our place from tho 
Anthracite coal region in Pa., where he had been 
at work in the coal mines. He told mo he could 
earn from 5 to $7 per day in the mines if lefc 
alone, but that the leaders of the l^nion would got 
up a strike, when all hands must stoj) for months 
at a time, and the result was wretchedness, pover- 
ty and want by all, which the leaders would at- 
tribute to the oppression of the companies, &c 

7 58 

Til K P 1 T. G R I i\r, 

.S^ a m:in of good sense, iic left ami touk steady j 

enii»l(hvineiil tit luwer wages. 

TliFs, dear brother, I think is the true ohnntote-y ' 

«»f tcl'l tiicse '^'i'nules I'liio-ns" of wliateveif- iwriire ' 

ihsy to adopt, a»d I think the less a nian ' 

Itfts to do with them the better for hi'iii. An J j\a 

tor a brither in Christ, I think tliey might to be- ! 

"Hisdcr Lis feet. It is true j\s you iiay uilhotit a ! 

}Heinbcisl>ip you can get no employisient as joiu- ; 

iievBuau printer. Btit is iitis not arbitrary ? ArnJi 

clo&s it not pitive .-ts nngodliness so> elearly that a t 

byother should shrink from it? A51 its membei's 

j>ii5»t l.«^ partakers of this arbitrsirv stul«lly | 

jM-i^lvibtlion. How docs it cumport with the r«>ya! 

law? " As ye would tiiat sicn should do to yoH, 

do ;c on even so to thcu>." This arbitrary prahii-; 

liitioii only as tar as the Uuioji extouds. 

and of ciMU'sa'the countrv offic-es are not ein.braccd. i 

' . - i 

Can jrctt n»t get employment in these ? \ ou may > 

say 4he wages in these are much" lower than in the | 
large city oifices.^ This may be so, but a strike, | 
:cnd consequent itllwiess for a nronth or two will j 
isijon reduce the higher below the lower wages 
]mid in the smaller offices. If you )fx>.k a;t it in 
this standpoint I think you will not fail to see it 
as I do. You however may think a ^Trih-e may 
iiot occur. This may be so, and it may not. The 
^jbjC!,!; af the I'nion is a strike, and ns soon as 
it is organized, higher wages will be de nanded by 
i s leaders, becaijSe more money is netde ', and the 
employers, if possible, forced to submit. My 
candid opinion is, a brother should have no fel- 
lowship with such work? of darkness. 

The brethren have several printing offices, and 
as yet we have not many brethren printers, by oc- 
cupation, and I am sure oui* editore would rath'er 
employ brethren than strangers. Could you not 
get employment in some of these? You m.iy say 
opi' brethren cTinuot tiff'^rd to pay the 'w'iige.<( yoir 
can command in the large offices in M'hich yon 
iiaye been employed. This niay be so, but I 
think if you take into account the manije.r jjii^cx- 
pepse of living, you will have us xny^ph, at tlje end i 
pf the year in a brother's office as yo.u will have i 
iu the l^iVgcr ones and besides tills you will have! 
escaped many temptations to sin anc? ftshion, and ■ 

havecnioved the Aoeiptv.of .brctlircn who wi; love j 

■ ' -•[.,}■,,;., r •,;,,n--il>>iiL. '(•.ivn-UiM: '*.] 

and rci.pct. . ! 

Peru- brother I thiuk thi; ij all I have lu aay j 

on this subject. I always feel reluctant to advise 
\:h('ii the fuvHiscl iiiv<.ilvcs a lawful occupation^ 
but ibf'liug a? 1 do that a Union of this kind, 
tltough apjxircntty harmless in itself, might in^ 
voire i\\ difficuleies ont of which you could not 
l]s^acl^Sy■ e^xtrietite yourself. I hesitate not to sar 
tiie- oK{ iidage is good. " An ounce of preventive 
is btttor than a pound of cure." I &ft]ipnse yon 
know it is not the great amontit a man receives, 
but the amount he saves, which insures a compe- 
tence. I have known men to become rich iu 
worldly goods on conTpai'atively sniall incomes ; 
while others beeomc poor on larger oups. 

I am glad that while you are iisolated from the 
brethren, you luive not iorgottcu them, and that 
when you are in a straight you seek their coun- 
cil. In consideratian of this I have felt the more 
tree to speak to you as I have done. Hoping tha.t ■ 
the grace of God which constrained yon to seek 
the brother's council, will be sulHcie'nt for you in 
all your trials, and I know tUat if you lack wis- 
dom iu anything^ if you ask of the L&i'd in secre<t. 
and in fervent prayer, he will give you all you 
need. Eitt don't forestall God iu your petition by 
having your mind made \tp beforehand. In that 
case, prayer will be in vain. Your brother iiv 
Chris<E\ R P. Saylei:. 


WOOD — In the. Hiy C'rfiek congregation, Lkin co., Tow?l 

March 9th, 1871, of Scarlet Fever, ALBERT, son of K. 
L. ('. aiid Eliza ^Vood, aged 6 }'esrs, 1 month, ami 24. 

SNYDER— In the same consre.^ation, March the 9tli 18T1 
of the same disease, S.\.R.\ii: IDA. vonnji'st daui,'h- 

; terofbro. T, G. and sister E. 15. SNYDEK. aged 7 
years, 5 months, and 20 days, Funei-al ser\-ices in bot h 

. the abov.e cases deferred on account of other members of 
tlie family being sick. 

Dear Ida has gone to the mansions ou liigh, 
Her face, here on eartli, tvc no more shall ehold, 

Bitt so let. us live, tha.t vylieu we come to die. 

We shall meet her above, in the good Shepherd's fold, 

' ' ■■' ' '.■ ' ' jAcon Bock. 

B-ITTERB.\T7GH— In the Welch Run church, March 10th 
1S71, bio. JACOB BUTERBAUGH, aged 61 years, 10 
months, and 22 days. 

Brother Buterbaugli was a kind husband and a much 
Iqved brother in the church — took much pleasure in enter- 
taicang t!ie Brcthrea. Funeral servicws by llie brethren, 
iCeeter, 5fart!n and tlie ■ivritcr from 2 Cor. 5:1,2, 
-V<Vi>^\i'.\ h Geougk MOCKZR. 

nOOVEU— Ou the &Lh of March, iufaul cliild of bro. Ku- 

doliih and'sistcf HOO\'EK. 

-■ ■■ i -.- . -T-;a i^ s>a j.-r. -r -, ' .fi- i ,.,-, , la 

T <M ]-: p 1 1. ]i r M . 

Mony L'st. 

-Dear lygrih,^ : — T'liMS'j stit,!^-; to y^Mir 1■c;l(lcr.^ 
that I Iiave coiisnlted the Presidcii.t of the Cum- 
jierlaiul Tally R. 1\. .onceriiing pilgniHs and tiieir 
laraily t'onneciions jKitisiiig over tlieir road to An- 
nual Meeting, and he has granted tiuit ail passing 
over said road to the meeting will be returned free. 
J^ow I want the ministering brethren of those sub 
districts that will pass this roq,d to aeertain, 
as near as they can, how nwny onp of their districts 
are likely to go, and then send the uumber to mc 
by the SOth of April, so that! dan make the neces- 
sary arrangements with said Presi.lent. He wished 
me to see iiim again in due time this purpose. 

Daxiki. Mor,LiXGKn. 
^y/lilt' House Citiiihci-iaiu] cfi, Po, 

- - - -.^.^ 

Dear Pilc/rirn : — rSinee my last, bro. (S-eorgo ^V . 
Bricker and my-solf took a siiort ttip to A'irginia. 
We left our homes on Saturday nioniing the 4th 
of March, and returned homa on Tuysclay the 7th. 
We had only been about thirty miles from home, 
iilled five appointnicnts, all in the neighborhood 
of bro. Stuckeys, had quite good attenti(;n and at- 
tijtjdiiiijee. A.t'tQV preaching on Sunday, friend Ta- 
1>Jer and \m wifcsaid ihey believed it to be the saf- 
est plan to do all the commandments according to 
the direotioijs of tlie iMastor, and wlieu wo bad? 
tljeiu fare^yoU on 'ruesday evening they .said it 
would not be long, by the hell) of the Lord, till 
they would be with lis. VA)uld to C/od that there 
luight souie niot'e thc>r 'eyes opciicc], Tl).cv 
have been staiuling ;;n^oflg thi; Uni,ted Bicthveii 

GKriKfu-: MouKKn. 

IJ/'ion Pa. 

•J. Jjongciirckcr, 
I Eli Brtinibaugh, 

Jno. ,<'. Bright, 
j K. J{. StiCler, 
Ik. ]'. JIaley, 
' David Gciser, 

Wm. Ajigl.e, 
1 Elihu SLoore, 
I M. E. Mohler, 

"J ,00 


I». Shijjenbetger, 1,00 

C. J, Miller, $5,00 
Isaac S. Hcddiiig, ],f,0 
Samuel Johnson, 1,50 
.Ino. W. fiish, 2,50 
George Worst, 25,00 
'\Vm. Workman, 1,25 
E. A. AVhitten 1,25 
S. J. (iarber, 2,00 

Wm. "Workman, 1,25 
Isaac Brunrbauffh. 2,25 

FUUm—SNYDBR.— March 23(1. at tlio resiilcnco oTtf^' 
I bndo's piu-ents SAiri'TiL E. FrKRV to I{E/?P:C'('A_ 
S^'iDER, both of S. Wooiiburv Township, /yeilford 
to.. Pa. 


I ii^foUy iiifonu m_v Jiatroiis .lud all o'hei-.s. that I am now 
pr.cpared to rear any dcsiied niinibcT of inire Italian Qnccns 
tor sale the coming ,3(■.^^sof^. Those wishinij to pn.puro 
-iioni can be siip]ilied at my Apiarv. Pri<.e. ^2 50 each — 
Directions for inthodiichi:; tiieiii will- be sent with 
each Queen. Address Daniel Kagai-iee, New Enterprise, 
Ledfoi-d Co., Pa. Feb. 1, 1871, If. 


"We have now made arrangements for JOB TYPE an.- 
are prejiared tu execute ' ■ 


at tlio shortest notice. 


POSTERS, .(,.. 
Done a little CHEAPER thun eUewhere' ■ 
.Many ol our brethren or friends intending (o have saI.-» 
and wisliins- bills priuted, or anytliing in cm' line ofbu-i' 
ness, will please give us their patronage. 

lltAUlTV inXD. 

Previous aeknowludgeniciit«. 
S, J. Carber ' ' .' 

]\i. 8. ]MohJcr 


tiKAlN. ' ■•'■'■ 

Red wheat ■ ' 

White " 


Corn, yello\y 

Oats', Pen'hsyl^■ania 


White wheat ■ ' • ' ' '.■:';. 
Red wheal ' 








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llic undersigned olTeis for sale his farm sitnated on tlio 
Raystown hranch JIuutingdon co., IV, -t miles .South 
East ol Pleasant Gri>vc Station on the Huntingdon & H T 
,R. R., containing about SO acres all of Mhich can be culli' 
vated IS easily fermcd ; having thereon a good and conve- 
iiiently arranged dwelhiig-house, a new and improved Bank 
IJan'i, wall liog, cirviage, milk, and wood houses. Black- 
smUb shop, a good Sawmill in running order, and i)lentv- 
sawing to do ; lioiiig on the near side of the river, and not 
exposed to Ih.ods. The country being well adapted to fruii 
gTowing, there is on «, a, thriving young Apple t)rcliard ot 
choice vai^ieties coming into bearing; also pc.w, peuchev 
1 lumbs, Pru;ies. and Grapes in abundance 

C;hurch facililjes ijre rather goo.l, being, onh- .■> miles from 
the Brethren s ^reeling-l»ous(;, ijiifl regular services are held 
by the brethren m ii school house on the farm, and a -ood 
portion of the members living w the iieigliborbood. I^ioic 
wishing to procure a good and che.ip home will do well to 
call and see the property soon, as land is low.-r in price in 
tjiis country tban ;u '!(<. East, but has a tendency to go un 

j Purchasers' will \. 
\ season. 


April i,^t 'il. 

piccst ca 


the early pan of tha 

.^■.cv, I'lcasiiut Grovej F«. 

T n !•: y t t^ g ji i ii. 

MM ; 


Or Tbp Biblical Account of Man's Creatiou, U'sled by 
Koicntific TlR-ories ofliis Ovigin and Autiqmty By .!<>- 
B.-,h P Thompson, D. D., hh.D., of the Broadway 
Tabernacle, Xcw York, l-'mo, loO pa-cs. bent from 
thisoftice post paid §1. 

Amono- tlie subjects treated are tlic follo^ving : Outline of 
Creation-Origin of the Universe, Meaning of tlie ^\ ord 
Day Ancient Cosmogonies; The Creation ot .^Ian-Man 
the- image of God: Tlie Origin of Man-Progressne Order 
Succe-^sive Creations, of Species, Characteristics ol IMan, 
^lan Distin.'uished by the Brain ; Man's Dominion over 
X-iUire— 'Serial Pro.Tression not Evolution, Links of Devel- 
opment Instinct not a Reasoning Intelligence, A Typical 
>Ian, Owen on Species ; The antiquity of .Man-Dic. the 
lluman Race be-in in Barbarism ? Antiquity ot the Xcgro 
Racc.S<une recent Works on ^lan ; Woman and the l>am- 
h--Marriao-e Primeval Institution, Sex Fundamental in 
num«n Sol'iety-The Family Founded in Love-Mutual 
Adaptation of the Sexes. ^ 



Sin ole cojiv post p.aid - - ~ , ~ , "„ ■' ' ^ 

AVe^iave made arrangements to have for sale this val- 
uable and interesting Avork. We have had a number of m- 
..uiries in regard to the book, and for the benelit and ac- 
1^1 modat on of our patrons we now offer them lor sale. 

Outs ie of the Bible, there can beplaced m theliands of 
Ihe voun- no safer' or more interesting work. .>'"t onl is 

reldwfth interest by the young, but the ohl samted ta lier 
wi l?ea te account of Pil.grim in ;• Doubling Castle," or 
I he ' Slou-h of Despond " with glowmg interest. 

The , roducl^ous of the Bedford dreamer been the ad- 
mi atLnot he world and few works have e^<M■ command- 
ed 'uranniversal demand-Kverybody should read Bun- 
van's Pilgrim's Progress. 

Trine Immersion. 

Discussion on trine immersion, by letter, between Eldei 
F Moomaw and Dr. .1. J- Jackson, to which is air- 
nexcd a Treatise on the Lord's Supper, and on the ne- 
ces^l y character and evidences of the new birto also a 
dialogue on the doctrine of non-resistance, by Elder B. 
F. Moomaw. Single copy 50 cents. 

Italian Bees for Sale, 

Pure Ttaliati Q.ueens at prices to suit everybody. En- 
close 3-cent stamp ^^r^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
3-12-4W Box 23, Lewistown, MifHm Co., Pa. 

Fruit Culture for the Million. 

.Ihaml4,ook. Being a Guide to, the Cu tiyation and 
AI ^na"emont of Fruit Trees. Descriptions ot tlie best ^ a- 
rfeandhowtotreat^them. lUustraM. Sent from 
this ofiice, post-paid, for ^1,00. 


■ The Snrin'' term of this institution for both sexes wil 
1 Ji^March mh 1871. A class in Didactics will be or 
Su^ed f^r ti;rspecial benetit of teachers. For further 

P^'-''™'"-"t?T'MILLEB. A. M. Pn^K^nU. 


New Hvmn Books, English. 

TUKKEY Monofco. 
One copy, post-paid, - - - - - $10^ 

Per Dozen ■>...---- 11 23 

Plain Arabesque. 
One Copy, po?t-,vaid, ----- 7.j 

Per Dozen, " - . 8o5 

Pla.i:s Sheep. 
One Copy, post-paid, ------ 7.J 

Per Dozen, '• - -•- - " -8 00 

German & English, Plain Sheep. 

One Copy post-paid - - - - i 
Per Dozen '• ..---- 
Single German post-paid, 
Per Dozen, i; - . - - 

1 2.5 

13 25 


5 50 


A number of responsible adyetisements not conflictiBg 
with the design of our work will be admitted on our out- 
side pages on the following terms: One insertion, 15 cents 
a line.° Each subsequent insertion 13 1-2 cents a line. 
Yearly advertisements 10 cents aline. Local or special 
notice's 10 cents a line for one insertion. Longer times at 
a reduced rate. 


This rapidly increasing CnrasTiAS Periodical has met 
with seruch nnivsal approval, that we are much encouraged 
to continue to make our weekly visits to pilgrim homes 
bringing with ns such news as may be- for their good and 
spiritual advancement. -ov„;^,r 

Tm- PiT.GRiii, as heretofore, will be devoted to Religion 
floral Reform. Domestic News of tlie Church, Correspond- 
ence Marriages, Obituaries, &c. Also an outside or secu- 
lar department, devoted to Chop Reports, Agrichlture, 
and Horticultural Items, Markets, and a Record of 
all events and occurrences that may U of interest to thegener- 
al reader It will be burdened with invigorating food for 
the soul, aiming to be truly Christian, and having for its 
purpose Essential Bible Truths. It will advocate, mthe 
spirit of Une and lihcrly, the principlesof true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace andnnity among 
us as brethren ; the encouragement of the pilgrim onWs 
way to Zion ■ the conversion of sinners, and the instruction 
of our children carefully avoidijig everything that may 
have a tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The PlLonni will he published on good paper, new type, 
and in good style, and will be issued every week. 

Single copy 1 year, ^ ^- ~J^ 

■ E -yen copies (the eleventh for Agent), 1~. '^0 

Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
"Address, H. B. BRUMB.VUGII, 

Jaues Creek, 

HuKTixGDOir, Co., Pa. 

now TO RE:MIT.— Checks or drafts for large amounts 
are safest Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, 
are also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can be had 
it may be sent in registered letters. Sm.all amounts can be 
rmitt'ed bv letter, if put in carefully and well.sealc 


H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh Editors. 
J. B. Brumbaugh & Co. Publishers. 

Eld. D. p. Satlbr, Double Pipe Creek, Md. ) 
Eld. Leokard Furry, ITeio Enterprise, Pa. ] 

Cor. Eds. 

VOL. 2. 


APEIL 11, 187-1. 

NO. 14. 


Since apiculture has taken an important step 
in American industry, it is necessary that all 
should know it, and understand some of the 
secrets of success. Many they are, who are ig- 
norant of the first principles of profitable bee- 
keeping ; in fact there are but few among the 
many that possess any experimental knowledge 
of them at all. Yet there are many bee-keep- 
el's, but when strictly speaking, but few bee- 
masters. While many keep them for profit, 
some as a source of amusement, and others be- 
cause their neighbors do. Some manage them 
upon principle ; some let them manage them- 
selves, while others leave them to luck and 
then wonder why they do not prosper. Some 
succeed well, and think bee-keeping is a grow- 
ing business, while others fail and become dis- 
couraged, and think it unprofitable to keep 
bees. The fact of it is, he that worketh upon 
prineiple is sure to succeed, and he that work- 
eth upon luck is sure to fail. Bees are self- 
keepers and when properly managed are a 
source of great profit to the possessor, as well 

as a source of amusement. 

A few hints to the unexperienced : It is a 

well-known fact that the stronger the stocks 

are kept the greater will be the profit, for one 

strong colony is of more value than two or 

hree weak ones. In order to have the stocks 

strong and populous at the beginning of the 
honey season, the apiarian should feed honey, 
or syrup made from white loaf sugar, (the lat- 
ter should be one-fifth water to keep from 
graining) which should be fed to them from the 
top of the hive each evening, in small quanti- 
ties, during the months of April and May, 
when natural honey cannot be obtained by the 
bees. They may be fed in shallow dishes, or 
honey comb is better if it can be had, one-half 
gill is sufficient ; this will be enough to stim- 
ulate the aueen and encourage the breeding. — 
This is one great point in obtaining early and 
large swarms, and much surplus honey, by ob- 
serving the above rule. Any one can have his 
colonies strong and populous when the honey 
season begins, and be able to reap the harvest 
when it comes. At that time bees should have 
abundance of brood in all stages, from the egg 
to the immerging bee, as breeding always keeps 
pace with honey gathering. Where bees are 
left to manage themselves the}' only begin to 
breed fast when the honey season commences, 
and by the time they are sufficiently strong in 
number to execute much out -door labor the 
best honey season is past, and the fact of it will 
be but little surplus. 

To obtain the greatest yield of honey use 
boxes that hold from four to eight pounds. — 
Place them upon the hive about the time white 

T HE PI I. G tl I >r . 

rlovev begins to blossom, if (licre are any. ^]Jcces of ofa joiu'- printer, myself, and an apjircntiec. ]^u- 
onipty eojiib to be liadj'^iaste tlieui ist the ISdyAfo rino- the day ^\■e Iry Jo malcc a haad at setting tvpe 

give ihena a start, and'to cncC'Hrag® them to coat 
mencc working; a's bees can make twenty lbs ol 
honey to orie lb of Totob. As soon as the. - boxes 
arc thfee-fourths full, raise th^m. and; pi^t empty 
ones liiider them. Eemove the itppec bbxes" as 
soon as they are all capt over nicelyj and so on 
continue rarstng the lower boxes as soon as thej 
become three-fourths fullj 'and placing empty ones 
in their stead, as long, as the honey £ea,soA lasfe.— 
Any strong and well eased hive, for- stock, will 
pi-oduce from fifty to one hrindred and fifty lbs of 
honeys in a season, " E, J. Worst. 

Mavch 2oth, 1871. Kew Pittsburg, Ohio. 

j^. B. As apiculture, needs some stimulation, 1 

tliO'i^ht I \vould write an article for the benefit- of 

bee keeper.? the coming season. If thought worthy 

please p^ibllsli -in due time on ihe, eover of your 

'valuable paper., .E. J. ^yoK.y^, 

UeaV' Filgrbii : You will .please notify our" 
'lirethveu that there are several very good farms 
for sale in our district. One farm contains 100 
acres, witb a good orchard, and a large frame barn 
l)uilt a few years ago. Some 75 or 80 acres are 
in a good state of cultivation, handy to raarket,&e. 
.Price t.45.,00 per acre 

- ^».<^.»™<5-^"^0^- 

- lao uf 

■VI i »<>ri 

is being cultivated. On this farrawe are building 
our church-house, and the friend that owns it, 
>Yants to sell. "We would like much if some of I ''■''-^ lo- subscanbe. We ough; to have four or five 

aufl a't night prcpafe our manuscript, and ati:en(T 
to our business letter.?, hk^t wseok on account of 
job work, we were co-tnfpcllod .to l!>bor every night 
till Hear midnight. This -week on account of a 
lack-of hands we will have to do likcwi;^e. In 
oonsequencb of late hot;r3 rasd close confii;cmont phy.sical cbnstit.iiticn is becoming 'debilitated, 
and we are fearful that our licalth will soon be im- 
paired. Vt'e should like to procure the service of 
auGt^hCi' jour.pjrinter but in order to make ends meet 
TV'e rairst use^e^nomy. ^Itis__charac.teristic of the 
Brethren, and one that is-elu-istian-like too, (o owe 
no man, and wo do not want to i)e an exception. 
Forthi.s reason we labor harder than we would cth- do. In a few da} s however, we will have 
more help and our want will bepattially supplied. 
^Vo may then be ftbic to got out our paper' by 
working the proper hours, and not be so closely 
confined to the narrow limits of the office. 

Wc hope our friends will not discontinue their 
efforts tfc procure sub.?ci;ibcrs. If every one that 
is now subscriljcv, wos'kl make ru effort to procure 
just one more, oiir list would be greatly increased. 
Cannot each subscriber think of some one who 
might read the PilgruWl If so do not fail to ask 

our dear .brethren would buy this farm. If a.ny 
want to see it for tliemselves, tliey will come to 
Plymouth, Ind. For further papi ioulars. address, 
John Knisely, Plymouth, Dilarsball Cos, Tnd. 

Fiiblishiii^ Department. 

I ^rOn IMouday morning last brother H, B. 

E. started foi' Somgn'fit Co. Pa. He, in company 
with brother liOonard Furry expect to visit among 
the churches iu Somerset over two weeks. Their 
mission is to proclaim the tidings of salvation, arnd 
notwithstanding, we will be recpiired to. perform a 
a double amoupt of labol- during his absjr-nef, wp 
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-, .^cis>-'f j..^m^AB-^s Trmcfl o^,, 


Tra 14. 





■Oil and Wme."- 



It too often happens when wo are overwliclniotl 
'^•rthsuffernigytliat we ir.cet our trials witli unfeigned 
p.stoni.shment, if not impatience and' niurniuring,, 
as if tliough (loil were making an ex'^eption- to 
His general eour.-se of dealing with I [is people. — 
But wc have been fore\^arned from the ben-inning 
that tribulatioa is a. part of our ordained disei- 
pline fur heaven, arid that v.-e "arc not to think, 
strange concsrnin-g the- fiery trial whieh is to- try 
MS." You have been taught to know the iU'eaii- 
ing of complexion, having, lingered tki'eiigh a pro- 
OCS.S of dying, pliysical aixl spiritual, reaching over 
many years^ Although chastening is not in itself 
joyous but grievous, you have gained thereby such 
;i rich harvest of the peaceable fruits of righteous- 
ness,, that instead cf being sorry -that your suffer- 
ings have been so severe aiTd protracted, you' tiiauk 
God on this behalf. Your only sorrow is, that 
-so much dross rcmrans, and that you require 
still further smelting an*! refining: Who docs 
not ? We may have such a precious sense of Clirist 
1-n affliction as to make it better than health. — 

Poor, unfortunate professor who has never been 
in the crucible. Had not (iod "His fire in zion, 
and his furnace in Jerusalem," we would never 
iearu to trust him, or know ourselves. You have 
your home at " Zarephath," with a handful of 
meal in a barrel, and oil in a cruise. Whether it 
will suflice depends oa your faith iu the assur- 
ance of Ilini " who eiinuot lie." The " brook 
C'herith" has long since di-ied up. Your earthly 
ijoniforts and prospects are blasted. The ra- 

vcn.s have ceased io "bring their bread and fles]>- 
in the morning, and liread and flesh m fha 
evening," .Eut the Lord still liveth, and no .soon- 
er is Olie channel dry, than another is opened. — 
That handful of meal in the widow's barrel is not 
exhausted. It vv-as to last "many day.'-; " and 
this morning, three thousand years since, you and 
r,.a.niii:."{Ul ihe the Israel of God/" are jiartaking 
of th« prophet* " l-ittle cskes," Thcfragments ex- 
ceed* the original supply, Ivotliing is impo.s.'-'i- 
sible lo him that believeth, because a true belie:s"Pi' 
is 1h a? li'D-G witli the Divine achievement. And 
why *houl4 we be "slow of heart to believe a'!' 
the .tiiatJ-liJi-pj'^p^^^ Lft ^fi . r ^ f\\ pnr\ J ? -iagi^rtniyi.l I V '' ,7(1- 
sus of Nazareth, whiclr was a prophet uiighty in 
deed and word before Go-d and all the people'.'"' 
iTas not the most high vouchsaitd tkc" most glo- 
rious cvidenses of His power and compassion, and 
of His readiness to ^s•eleome every weary burden- 
ed soul, to" .save to the uttermost, and to do " great- 
thing.s" for all v.'ho- "put their in Him"— 
""Vvhatsoever things v\"ere written aforetime were 
written for cur Icaruing, that we througli jxiticnce 
and comfort of the scriptures might liavc hope." 
The poor widow v, preparing her last meal, but 
at the bidding of fclic Lord did not hesitale to give 
her little to Bupply anothcrs' want, and thus by 
faith oj^ened the gi-auary of heaven, so that islie 
and her house lived in plenty in the midst of fam- 
ine tli«t tunicd tive Holy Laud into a desert. — 
The same God, by the same word, teaches His 
people the same lesson to-day :. " ]\Iy grace is suf- 
ficient for thee : for my .strength is made perfect 
in weakness." " Only believe." But for the God 
of Elijah, your sickroom, and thousands of other.--, 
would be the antechambci' to blank. eternal de- 

spa u'. 

What mattcr.s it whether vou arc a mes^ 



senger or njart^Tj honored or r.epi-oaohed, any- 
thing or nothing, only so that you are a pliant in- 
strument in the hand of God for the difiusion of 
His Gospel ? There is niore (Jiyijiity and power 
in suffering well than voi'king \F.ell. In the sick- 
room cf the trustful, eubmisaive disciple, " the 
powers of the world to come" are so concentrated, 
that but a thin, tremulous veil seems to divide us 
frooi the Uncreated Presence. Sickness may fas- 
ten your feat in the stocks, but cannot clip your 
wings. You can soar and sing, even in !i lower 
sense you must grovel and weep. Whether sing- 
ing Qv sighing, yqu are enipUed witli a gfest num- 
ber of elect soules, some waving thoii- palms of 
triumph in the realms of glory, while others are 
weeping and struggling and panting in the wilder- 
ness, waiting for the sunimons that is tp make 
them "partakers of tlip inheritance of th,e saints 
in light." "True and just are thy ways, thou 
King of saints," howsoever dreary and weary they 
may be to sense. "Have faith in God." Hope 
on, hope ever. " Be tho^ faithful unto death, and 
I will give thee a crown of life." Glorious prom- 
ise sustaining you no'^f ; and more glorious con- 
summation, that is to be your portion forever. 

Lig ht. No . 2 

. 1!Y JOHN ZrCK. 


In our preceeding article ^e endeavored to 
briefly notice some of the characteristics of our 
subject relating to physical YighL :Sq^ it is to 
show at least some similarity between physical 
and spiritual light, and the propriety of tl^e apos- 
tle in using the term. The reader will please feear 
ia mind what we said in our former article upon 
this subject, in order io read this j:^nder5tan<iingly. 
We will try and condense our thoughts as much 
as possible, so that ouj- little] essay may contain 
many thoughts rather than^ nzany words. The 
Bource of spiritual light is Christ. " Awake thou 
that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ 
shall give thee light. '^ Eph. 5 : 14. So speaks 
Paul. Again, Jesus says, " I am the light of the 
world : he that followeth me shall not walk in the 
darkuess, but shall have the light of life." Jno. 8 

12. I suppose it will not require further testi- 
mony in reference to the source cf divine light. — 
Christ is such, even as the sun seems to be the 
great centre of all physical light and attraction. — 
He is the gre^t fountain^ head and source of divine 
attraction. And the nearer men and women are 
brought to that great centre, the nearer they are 
brought to each other. Hence, the more light 
will be received, and the less darkness retained. — ' 
The media of divine light seems to me to be 
preaching and reading the word of God. We are 
commanded to search the scriptures, and the rea- 
sons are a-ssigned, " for they are they that testify 
of me." In Christ's last commission to his disci- 
ples he said, " Go y.e therefore and teach all na- 
tions " They -vyerc undoubtedly to communicate 
by preaching. Yes, preach the Gospel to every 
creature" God selects his own medium, and the 
medium which he Beieets is the only proper medium 
" How shall they hear without a preacher, and 
how shall th.ey preach except they be sent," are 
divine questions, and mi^y be easily solved by the 
word of God. Ife -whom God sejfJs speaketh the 
words of God." The more mystified that word h 
preached the less light will be received. And it 
is- a sad fact that some of the so-jC3Ue4 porters of 
Zion mystify that word so much that some of its 
most illuminating rays are not permitted to reach 
and penetrate the soul. 

But again : instead of our children being taught 
direct li'om the word, many "indeed, alas ! too 
many ha-ys gotten out of the channel and substi^ 
tuted the innovations of men, yea, the inventive 
productions of fallible man. But, dear reader, we 
have an infaUii^le rule, a perftci law, whose au- 
thor is God, and is adapted to all our wants in 
reference to the reception of Divine Wisdom. Its 
wisdom is of heavenly origin, its teachings come 
to the heart wit;h divine power ; the unaided rea- 
son attains sonije truth and longs for itiore and 
higher. God meets this longing with a revela- 
tion from on high, ani the soul embraces it with 
the arms of faith; The light from abovj meets 
and purifies the light from ^'ithin, and illumines 
the pathway of the present and future. Thus (he 
Bible Ijecomes a for the/ life, and a fountain 



of prtrity for sot-iety. Dear reader, wc, \tlthout 

Christ, are id djlrkiiess, ret thanks be unto the 

Omuiscient Father that he has Blade us suscepti-' 

ble of receiving impressions wlieh acted upon. — 

Paul says to his Ephesian brethren, " ye were 

Sometimes darkness, btit now are ye light in the 

Lord; walk as children of light." Eph. 5: 8. — 

Thte intensity of divine light may be ttieasured by 

the ccitltrastj " the unfruitful Works of darkness;*' 

But when there is little or no contrast between 

the foUow^Irs of Christ and the fo lowers of the 

Prince cf the darkness of tlils ■frorldj wc'may ver>' 

readily condltlde a very dim light indeed. " Let 

your light so shine before men, that others may 

see your good works," are words of wisdom. 
Borne pei'sons (professors^ too,) seelil to have sd 

little of the light of Christ, .that they cannot de- 
termine whether it is a sin to attend dances, pic- 
nics, horse races, &c., and yet profess to b6 il- 
tumnined by Christj— poised from darkness to 
ii^liti 'Dim, truly, is such a lightj and indeed if 
• ever it did shiiic forth in lustrc) it Appears under 
such circumstances as dal'k aiid black, as the 
spirit that manifested itself in Herodias' daughterj 
■when she danced before Herod, and throUgh it had 
that holy saint, who was sent from Goclj slain, 
and his head brought forth in a chargefi These 
may be strong terms to some, but they are no more 
strong than true. John tells us that " if we say 
that we have fellowship with him, and walk in 
darknesS) we lie, and do not tell the truth." 1st 
John, 1 1 0» This light whidi Christ gives is de- 
signed to dispel spiritual darkness. And it will 
surely accomplish that for which it is designed; 

Kind readfr, for an illustratbn notice the 
strikaag contrast between the christian and heath- 
en. Whilst the former is manifesting the rich 
and glowing colors of holiness and piety, the lat- 
ter is groveling in despair and darkness, degrad- 
ed in character and principle, laboring in the 
depths of idolatry and despotism. Behold Athe- 
nian darkness dispelled by the pi-eaching of Paul. 
The living God declared uuto them, whom they 
ignorantbj worshipped. The Etheopian Eunuch 
desired the light, and when he received it he re- 
ceived it through the proper medium, (Philip's 

preaching) went oil Jiis way rejoicing; Hencfe it 
dispels thdsC glo'b'ftiy doubts, those needless fears^ 
and imparts new vigor and zeal in the discharge of 
duty; Thus whilst it illtimihes those who will 
receive it, their evil deeds are made manifest and 
reproved. But the treacherous itiid wicked flee 
at the approachj hating its very appearance;— 
" For every ode that doeth evil hatetli the light, 
neither cdraetli to the light, lest his deeds should 
be reproved." John 3 : 20. Light illuminates 
and enlightens the understanding. Our mental 
faculties rleed to be enlightened ; our conceptions 
made clearj that we may be able to form accurate 

Imagiuatiorij reason and judgment must be cate- 
fiilly eietcised in the highest in order, that we 
may thoroughly understands Hoai- the words of 
Simeon, one wild \Vas just and devout before God, 
in reference td Christ : " A light to lighten the 

Gentiles, AhA the glot^y of the people Israel." 

Luke 2 : 32; Now since we are susceptible o f 
being acted lipen \Vq may receive and retain that 
which is of such great utility to USj by carefully 
aiid diligently serving Godj by making a proper 
disposition of the light alldtted Unto Us. Paul, 
when Bpeakiug to the Romans in reference to Gen- 
tile darkness, sdid, " because that, when they 
knew God, they glorified him not as Godj neither 
were thankful, but because vain in their imagina- 
tionsj and their foolish heart was dal'kened." — 
Rom. 1 [ 21. Thus we find that by inactive and 
neglect of dutyj the inldginative powers become 
contaminated by the stagnation and spiritual dark- 
ness follows as natural as effect follows cause. — 
Baul well knew the power of the light of Christ to 
enlighten. He, himself, had been dcted upon, and 
could truly speak forth the words of soberness and 
truth. Once he thought he was doing God's ser- 
vice in persecuting the saints. But when duly 
enlightened he became a mighty auxilliary in pul- 
ling down the strongholds of Satan ; going hand 
in hand, and heart in heart with those he once op- 
posed; Hence it follows that spiritual light ena- 
bles us to sec our duties in respect to religion. — 
Sometimes it is asserted by some persons that they 
i cannot sec why many shall seek to enter in at the 


sli-aiglit gate aiid shall not bo aUltf'-SThyspr'inli-' 
ling Vvill ii«t featis{\-_.tlie^ciemaiitls of G'od as mcI! 
as iinmci-sioii ; why raen'sna 'M'omei'l iianot be 
good chiustlaiis ijad still iiarticipatc In tlie ali-urc 
meats of t-kis \voilcI, cannot sec the impToprictj' in | 
^vcal•iJ^g a few nugs^ a f(i\y featiicEs iii'llie hat or 
bonnet, .^licV-sucIi'LafialGss^ttirdiients,- Clirist's 
language is very appropriate to suclij " ye blind 
that ctmuot see. afar oil". If the blind lead the 
l;iind' hvth atsil! Ml- into'.ih^' ditch." Oh ! ' that 
the svsect beams of J-csiia mjglit pcn€trate i\ie eyes' 
of die iiiiad of such* Avith pov.'er, that the scale's 
might be caused to fall as they did from the eyes 
of Saul of Xnraus, that- they might be. CDab|e<J',fc 
discharaic those duties devolving upon them in-. 
tcirigibly, even aa iin daylight. And v.'oald' to 
Uod that oar every cxclainatiou might be, "the 
liight is far spent, and the day, is at hand; let us 
thefciijrc ca.'>t oil' the worlis .of djirtjuess,. antl lot us 
put ou the armor of light. Let us wftlk luinestly 
as in the dav." Koni. 13: V2, Vi. ' 

Joseph, a Tyus of vFesus. 


^\U.MBi;i{ b. 

•' And he couim;mc'lcfl;tbe stcv/ard of Iiid'fidnst'.', savTrig. 
Fill the men's sucks vvitli isod, as much us they tan car.ry^ 
:uid piit every man's money iu his sack's mouth. And 
jiut my cup, Itc silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the 
youngfsr, and his corn money. And lie did according to 
the word that Jcscph had spoken."'— GE^-. 44: 1, "0, 

In No. 5 \vc left Joseph's brethren apparently 
happy in his iH'inc. " And they drank and Avcre 
merry with hins..'' Yet we may \vcll sappo-sc \v^i 
many misgrievings^ for, " the men were alraid be- 
cause they were brought unto Jo.-eph"s house." — 
The fear of being made boitdiKe.u after their'mcrry- 
inentj is distressing in the e-xtienic. In thi? Xo. 
ive have their troubles greatly inc-ro&icd. llcrcto- 
■fibro they were beaten as with whips; bat jjio.w as 
'■^vith rods of iron. _ 

.Joseph boiiiniaudd the steward of his house to 

41 U Hieir sacks with food. Tiic iirst time they 

Jialitbcii' Scteks filled with corn, (on: spcciiicd ar- 

tiele.) Now they have tliLm 'Idled wilii food, 

(implying \ ariciy.) In Geu, -1;: ; Li, it is said that 

it was Joscpii who sold to all the people, stiul be- 
fore Inin his brethreir bowed. Here he commands 
the ste^-ird of liis hotise 'to attend to them untl^r 
his dircctfcns. "And he did according- to the- 
word' that Joscpli had spoken." In chap. 43; i!', 
is the firet in! roduetion, or the connecting, and as- 
sociatiiig the steward of Joseph's house tiith thi.s 
affiur. Previous to that'Josciih and his brethrcu 
only appeared on the list. In drawing tliesimili- * 
■ttide Ucinve'eB Joseph and Jesus, aiid betweeb Jo- 
seph' brethren atid th.e^iiiuef, the raetaphef is very 
sti^iking. Observe, the morning came for Jacob '.s 
sons coming to Joseph Avas, ihcir iranl, or need of 
food, and his snffrcieiicy to supply litem. 

So with fallen humanity— ^Slie scKtl ia- lijail is 
wanting — is wanting that which the worTd'caimot 
give, and this want is known and felt to a certain 
extent by all, M'ithont the aid of human agony* 
the principle is divine, and henee looks toward 
heaven, and as far as the name of Jesus, the Sa- 
viour, has been published, look to him to hayf! that 
Avant supplied. Jesug sajs's, " when tbe Son of 
man is lifted up, be will draw all meti to Klin." — - 
The orodival who waistcd his substance in a far 
country, when a famine aro.=e, '' he began to be in 
want. ' Then it was that he remembered that 
•there ykss bread and to spare in iiis fitther's house. 
There ivas no agency employed, but his own'iu-r 
tcnial want, to make him know that he was pcr^ 
ishing with hunger. Xo one need tell Jacob and 
his ssns that they luyst have food or they die ■ 
they knew it within th.eni.sclves. So the soul by 
an inato principle vnthin, knows and feels a want. 
At what ijge ia life the wants of the .so.yj arc first 
knov.n and fclt^ I will not attempt to dbfiue. But 
I have seen it manifested in children. jindcr ten 
years of age. Be it earlier .or later, the first 
knowledge of the wants of the soul, is communicated 
by a divine principle ; and before its wants can be 
supplied, the carnal mSid must be criiciiicd and 
slain : and the spiritual iiiind established, \vhicii 
brings the soul through the throes of a new birth, 
which .are painful things to cndi'tre, and recpiires 
eon\ ietion of sin on the one luuid, and blessing.- 
mixed up ^ith ronvictimi, to cojufbrt, aud to su.-"- 
lain the soul through her .ti'ying ordeal. To aid 
iu this woi'k the Stcw^ard .eomes lu. 



" Wiien Jesus asceiulctl iTp on Iiigli, kc led cap- 
tivity captive, and gave gitlo luito men." He 
appointed the mini^teryiiai his touf^e, the ^urch, 
^\llo shall go fortli in his name, and by his <'oni- 
iiwiid to preach ECp3utance and fbrgiveB.ess^'sins- 
uith tlic pi-GBi-ise of salvation} imd iko gift of the 
Holy Ghost, to all l)aj[)tizcd peiiitcut believers. — 
Thus, like the corpma-nd -af Joseph to his steM-^ard 
10 fill tlreir sacks witli food, without lEOiiey and 
^VLlhout priijc, .the pcai.tcut believers' sotil. is ijo be 
lilled with the iioh blessing of the gos-pel. But 
rhe soul must be .thoroughly humbled -beiforc it 
can cnj(iy this food.- The sinEei' iaisist be bom of 
'God before Jesus is his brother. The steward 
mftst put ;thc silver cup into Benjamin's sack, so- 
't'luit if c-.iei' 'meu v/ere brought into, ,dcq[) .trouble, 
their's will -be -tte deepest,, ,.TIiiV;^aiaistcr must 
not only pi'each the Ipveof Godj g.ud.tlic glories of 
lieaveu to a sinful world, but t-l>e torrois cf.hsll to 
a sinful world, but the terrors of hell to theguilty 
,iiupeiiitoufc soul. '' And he comma;idcd us to 
■preach unto :tjic people, and to testify that it is 
lie whicli :",vas ordained of God to be the judge of 
. quick and dead." .Acts 10.: 42. ■" Because 
he hath appointed ,?i .d^iy, in the -which ho will 
Judge .the ^vQrld in righteousness by that man 
•whom he hath ordained," &c. Acts 19: 31. The 
^iiuner must be made to know that in his sins he. 
•will be dri/ron into hell. And that his sins un- 
.repcntcd cf, i-cmaiu unpa4-doncd,.aud v.'ill destroy 
his soul at last. 

The steward must put the silver cup into Ben- 
jamiu.'s sack. This was the means which con- 
vinced that "God- hath found out .the iniquity of 
thy servants," This brekc them down and un- 
•douc them. " And Ikcy fell btfore him on the^ 
ground." TlUs.broughtthcia to prayer, ^'Then 
Judah came oc»r I'jito Jiim, and said, O, my Lord, 
let thy servant, I pc-ay tliec, epe^k a M'crd in my 
Lord's ears." Of Saul it said, " Behold he 
prayctii." It is common, indeed it is pojiular for 
.the j^u'cuchcr to, denounce vulgs^' and gross gins; 
;:Uch, perhaps, as few, if any of his hcarei-s are 
guilty of. But to put tiio .silvtii' 'cup in the sack, 
to picacii against /u'cr siuB, popjilar sius, Jiwhiona- 
.Jde sins, ii nut so comiU'.in. not w jinpulur. Synii' 

of oi'ir cSeuViiliu'iy moralists haviug establidited 
sucli Weil defined moral charactoi's, that preaching 
against the gross and v'lilgarsios cf the day, brings 
no ceuncctioa to thcsiS souls, not being guilty of 
them, it applies .to tlieui. Let these know that 
thev are living iii sin, notwithstanding their 
morality. To know to do good, and not to do if, 
is a sin. The very knovfledgc they have froiu 
the Scrijjtti.res^, that except ?, man .be bcrU again he 
eaunert s'ee-6he k^ingdom of God, rviid except they be 
born of Water, arid of the spirit;, .^fej'eannot ep-f^i' 
into the kingdom of God, !& t sin not to obey it-.— ' 
Every transgression and disobedience is sin. '""ftiii 
is the traiKgressioA of .the law^," and the la ft" of 
Jesus is, '^ first,© full to seek the kingdom of God, ' 
and its -Tighfeousness;" And then disobed